Millions of people feel held back in their lives
because their eyes have trouble focusing.
When we’re young, our eyes focus automatically and effortlessly at various distances. As we age, we lose this gift. This condition is called presbyopia (Greek for “old eye”).
Being able to effortlessly and instantly focus on objects at any distance defines our ability to perform visual tasks. This is especially important when it comes to work – if we’re not able to see clearly, we lose our productivity, and ultimately our independence.
The eye strain and time loss caused by presbyopia exponentially grow with the complexity of our tasks. The more delicate and demanding the work, the more painful the lack of focus. We can still be active and continue to learn as we grow older, but it gets harder by the day.
Presbyopia starts in a mild form in our 40’s and by age 60 we lose the ability to change focus completely. This has an increasing emotional cost, as it directly contributes to feelings of sadness, anger and frustration.
Advanced presbyopia brings with it a 20% reduction in quality of life.
We know this problem is worth solving, and that fixing presbyopia will help push our civilization one step further. The more experience we gain over the years, the more valuable we are to our society. Age should be an ability, not a disability. Because of this, we’ve spent the past 7 years developing the technology to restore autofocus.
If this resonates with you and you want to be a part of our effort to fix presbyopia, we need your help.