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Frequently asked questions

The Peek Vision Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales (registered charity number 1165960). The Foundation wholly owns a trading company, Peek Vision Ltd, a registered company (09937174) in England and Wales which is a legal manufacturer of medical devices. The Foundation uses the Company to create and distribute products and services to bring sustainable, high impact eye care to partners worldwide. All profits generated by the Company’s activities ultimately belong to the Foundation, which uses them to reinvest in building eye care capacity in low and middle-income countries by supporting people, knowledge and tools.

We work in partnership with a variety of organisations on research, but we are a small team and unfortunately can’t support formal partnerships with everybody who would like to work with us.  Wherever possible Peek solutions are free or low-cost to make them as accessible as possible.  If you would like to conduct a research study using Peek, please read about our Research and if you have any questions contact us.

Yes. All Peek products and services undergo thorough academic, clinical and field trials to assess their effectiveness, reliability and suitability for the tasks they seek to support. Our team of ophthalmologists, optometrists, researchers, software and hardware engineers and product leaders focus on quality, reliability and usability with a view to providing tools that deliver consistently high positive impact. Our medical devices, including our vision check tools, are rigorously verified with scientific research in the field as well as formal clinical trials to ensure they meet the high standards required for a clinically reliable and effective tool.  

Yes. We are a registered manufacturer of medical devices under the UK Government Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Peek Acuity Pro is a registered class 1 medical devices and CE certified.  The Peek Vision Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales regulated by the Charity Commission.

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Yes. We have a number of concepts, prototypes and new products in the pipeline to help us achieve our mission to bring vision and health to everyone. We will continue to publish more information about each of these projects as they come to fruition.

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Peek Vision is not affiliated with the WHOeyes app. WHOeyes is a standalone app from WHO designed to be used by members of the public to test their own vision. It does not include any data collection or integration with other software. Peek’s main products are large-scale peek-powered eye health programmes (for school, community and workplace) and rapid assessments, which are both designed for use by eye health providers such as INGOs and governments. 

Peek powers eye health programme providers to strengthen systems and service delivery. Our software and data intelligence platform includes a smartphone app with clinically-validated vision test, that digitises and optimises patient referral pathways and enables data capture at every stage of the patient journey. The data platform helps monitor and evaluate programmes to uncover barriers to care and support continuous service improvement.

Peek also has a free, publicly available standalone app for visual acuity testing (Peek Acuity). This is aimed at eye health and general health practitioners as well as anyone who can use a smartphone. Unlike WHOeyes, it is not recommended for self-testing. Peek Acuity is clinically-validated and has been proven to be as accurate as conventional vision tests in peer-reviewed research.

36 million people worldwide are blind.  Four in five of them could keep their sight with simple surgery or treatment.  Millions more can't see clearly, yet need no more than a simple pair of glasses.  We won't stop until everyone has been linked to the treatment and services they need.