Eye health cannot be improved at a large scale unless the needs of entire communities, counties or populations can be reliably monitored and understood.
Obtaining reliable population-level eye health data requires a robust sampling strategy. Working with research partners at the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), Peek has upgraded the tried and tested Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) methodology to be fully digital.
The latest version of the survey (RAAB7) will allow smartphone data entry with in-built validation checks, incorporation of Peek vision tests, cloud-based automated real-time data analysis, and reporting with new visualisation to inform better health service planning. RAAB7 is currently completing testing in several locations worldwide.
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.