Powering eye health services
In 2012, while working on a research project at ICEH, Professor Andrew Bastawrous needed to get state of the art hospital-based equipment to 100 different locations throughout rural Kenya. The ensuing logistical headache provided the motivation to search for a better way.
That idea developed into Peek Vision, a social enterprise that provides technological solutions to eyecare services in lower and middle-income countries. Their solutions, including smartphone vision screening tools and health system software, allow services to design their programmes effectively and optimise them with the data they create.
By democratising the tools needed to improve services, Peek helps to overcome a lack of resources or reduced capacity to create better eye health for all.