Overview

Ethiopia has experienced in the last decades rapid economic growth while at the same time making large improvements in expansion of healthcare services as well as vision care delivery. Still, given the fast rate of population expansion, population ageing, and changes to lifestyle, many Ethiopians in poor communities currently lack access to even basic vision care.

Results from the 2007 National Survey on Blindness, Low Vision and Trachoma estimated the national prevalence of blindness in Ethiopia at 1.6% and that of low vision is 3.7%, with refractive error being the leading factor. The actual numbers are likely much higher as the country of 105 millions currently only has around 150 ophthalmologists

DOT Glasses is the first sustainable solution to the world’s vision problem

• Adjustable one-size-fits-all eyeglasses
• A transformational lens concept
• Simple proprietary vision testing tools
• Easy 60-minute training to prepare anyone to provide basic vision care

Better eyesight, straight out of our kits

• End user price from 3 USD* including vision testing
• Patented, snap-together, adjustable frames designed by a subsidiary of Mercedes Benz.
• Extraordinarily robust 100% injection molded ABS plastic.
• Impact and scratch-resistant lenses

Delivering Disruptive Vision Care

By simplifying the supply chain and removing the need of an optometrist, DOT Glasses can deliver cheap prescription glasses via channels that may not have any previous eyecare experience.

Lowest end-to-end costs

No optometrist required

Easy training

Fast diagnosis and instant delivery

Anywhere in the world

Help the community & support the local economy​

By simplifying the supply chain and removing the need of an optometrist, DOT Glasses can deliver cheap prescription glasses via channels that may not have any previous eyecare experience.

Help the community & support the local economy

Contact Us

Mesele Kitabo

Country Director - Ethiopia
mesele.kitabo@dotglasses.org