The idea is that with today's sophisticated mobile devices, users should be able to get an accurate test of their eyes and then use that information to order glasses online. In the third world, someone could go village to village testing people's eyes, go to a place where glasses are available, and then bring them back to the villages. As with many Media Lab innovations, the idea is to slash the cost and complexity of many things that impact people's lives.
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July 23, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
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