1B pairs of glasses for the global poor.

Professor Josh Silver invented fluid-based glasses that can have their prescription adjusted by the wearer, and 30,000 pairs have already been provided in 15 of the world’s poorest nations. But he’s thinking much bigger—Silver wants his brilliant invention on the heads of one billion people by 2020. This would fundamentally change the lives of millions of people. Without contact lenses, I’d be helpless.

Published by Waldo Jaquith

Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Char­lottes­­ville, VA, USA. more »