The positive social, educational and economic benefits of treating eye health and vision in childhood can last a lifetime.
The Peek school eye health system uses our clinically-validated vision check app to screen children for distance vision problems at school. Information on children requiring further examination is automatically sent to a local eye care professional who can provide treatment (e.g. glasses, eye drops) or refer them on for specialist care.
Parents or carers automatically receive personalised SMS (text) or voice messages reminding them of follow up appointments. The school also receives an SMS list of the children in their school who require further support.
Automatically-generated simulations of the child's vision help parents and carers understand the child’s visual world. Programme managers can use the Peek dashboard to view reports and live data. This enables them to understand how well a programme is working and what aspects can be improved. Implementing many small changes to these iterative programmes can have dramatic effects, meaning people can get cheaper, faster, more equitable care.
The Peek school eye health system has been validated in peer-reviewed research. We are currently working with our partners to extend the programme to new countries and regions.
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.