Centre for Vision in the Developing World


The Centre for Vision in the Developing World is a research centre of the University of Oxford founded to address the lack of proper eye care in the developing world. It is based at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, and is affiliated to the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Physics.

The Centre was founded and is directed by Professor Josh Silver, formerly an atomic physics professor and inventor of the Adspecs, self-adjustable glasses that allow the wearer to set their own prescription, removing the need for trained optometric personnel, which are hugely lacking in developing nations. The work he began is being continued by the Centre, with more scientific studies into the applicability of the process of self-refraction (setting your own prescription) and other related vision issues.

Contact Centre for Vision in the Developing World
St Catherine's College, Manor Road
Oxford  OX1 3UJ
Phone: +44 (0)1865 272206
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Focus: United Kingdom, Africa, Europe, Global

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