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Device allows for smartphone eye exams

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This smartphone adapter allows for portable eye exams. This smartphone adapter allows for portable eye exams.
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Around 39 million people in the world are blind and the World Health Organization estimates that nearly 80 percent of visual impairment or blindness cases are treatable. But with a large portion of the population in remote or rural areas of the world, the equipment needed to perform eye exams is not readily available.

That's where Peek Vision comes in. Peek stands for Portable Eye Examination Kit. It allows eye exams to be given on smart phones. The Peek Retina device, which attaches to the phone, even lets eye doctors see inside the eye.

Peek Vision is currently in the middle of a crowd sourcing campaign through the Indiegogo website. The device is 79 percent funded with just over a month to go. Watch the video above to learn more about the kits.

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