Adaptive Sight

Innovations in eye-care design are helping those in the developing world gain access to the glasses they need, even without requiring a doctor’s analysis. This week saw the launch of Eyejusters, low-cost adjustable eyeglasses that allow the wearer to alter the focus at the twist of a dial. The concept is similar to Adaptive Eyecare, created by Joshua Silver, where the wearer adjusts a dial on on syringe attached to the glasses to add or reduce amount of fluid in the membrane, thus changing the power of the lens. The product was shown at the Cooper Hewitt’s ‘Why Design Now?‘  exhibition in 2010, and even featured on the exhibition catalogue’s cover.