Overview

Over the past 2 decades, Peru has seen a rapid reduction of poverty due to GDP growth, rising incomes, robust tourism, low inflation, and greater economic opportunities. On the other hand, levels of inequality increased during this period, and up to 7 million Peruvians live in extreme poverty in slums and rural areas. This vulnerable population has scant access to healthcare, a problem which is amplified for indigenous people that make up a 45% of Peru’s population.

The Ministry of Health together with Ministry of Education, Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion, NGOs and private providers support eye care services in the country, including programs in schools. There have also been several studies highlighting the issue of uncorrected refractive errors in Peru; one such study (Apurimac region, 2016) focused on school-aged children in urban areas, it was shown that 10% of school-aged children required prescription eyeglasses. Unfortunately, 44% of families were unable to afford the glasses without a full subsidy, and another 20% needed a partial subsidy to buy them.


DOT Glasses Peru wants to ensure glasses are accessible and affordable for even the most underprivileged segments of society.

 

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

Olga Janzurova

Program manager - Peru
olga.janzurova@dotglasses.org