MIT Media Lab student Saul Griffith has invented a machine to make low cost prescription glasses for people in developing countries. The machine creates a custom mold that an acrylic lense is then shaped to match the prescription by an optometrist.
For more information about donating your old glasses for individuals in developing countries, please contact Dr. Kristin Heeney. Dr. Heeney is accepting new patients and can help you find the right glasses, sunglasses or contact lenses. The office is open for walk-in appointments Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9am – 5pm. Evening and Saturday appointments are available, visit www.heeney.ca or call 416-703-2797 to schedule an appointment.