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Overview

A 2019 study shows that of the more than 200,000 ophthalmologists worldwide, there are only 2,700 in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is a ratio of 2.7 ophthalmologists per million population. In South Africa, the number is closer to 6 per million – a big improvement, but still incomparable to the 109 per million in France (a country with roughly the same population as South Africa).

Officially, 80% of the population of South Africa has access to some eye care coverage due to the 62 hospitals (in the public sector) that have eye units. But this is only part of the story, as 26 million people suffer from uncorrected refractive error, which suggests that nearly half of the population doesn’t have access to eyeglasses, or simply can’t afford them. That’s why South Africa comes in at number 15 in the rank of the Top 20 countries in the world with the highest unmet need for vision correction (according to a 2017 study).

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

Ivan Lukas

Business Development - South Africa
ivan.lukas@dotglasses.org