oDocs Eye Care will save the sight of millions by making affordable and accessible ophthalmic equipment
BackgroundWe care deeply about preventing blindness. We have committed to using half of our net profit toward saving sight in the regions where it is needed most. Its time to revolutionize eye health by building accurate equipment that is accessible and affordable. Visual impairment and blindness is a global problem, with 285 million people suffering with this disability around the world, 80% of these cases were preventable or treatable. It is unfortunate that a 90% of those cases are found in developing areas. Established in 2014 by Dr. Hong Sheng Chiong and Dr. Benjamin O'Keeffe, oDocs Eye Care (formerly OphthalmicDocs) is an innovative company in the field of portable eye care. With thousands of users, our social approach has inspired many others to join the initiative. You can contact us at email@example.com or come have a coffee with us here at GridAKL, 101 Pakenham St West, Auckland, NZ.
Dr. Hong's talk at TedX Auckland 2015
Our ValuesOur goal at oDocs Eye Care is creating quality medical technology to prevent blindness. Our intuitive adapters and smartphone application transform your smartphone into an eye clinic. We are a social enterprise, which means we don’t just look to maximize profits in our business. Instead we aim to achieve sustainable growth to create positive impact and improve our society. Open sourcing our first adapter is one way we do this. Another way is by committing half of our net profit toward saving sight in regions where it is needed most. We are passionate about building good things, hardware included. The design thinking principles behind our products add value to the user experience. We believe that fostering a culture within our own team of fairness, transparency, and empowerment can lead to bigger and better things. We hope to spark a movement where people are enabled by technology to not only help themselves, but to also help others.
Dr. Benjamin O'Keeffe - Co-founder
Diana Siew (PhD) - Partnerships & Grants
Benjamin Von Wong - Media Consultant
Con Hickey - Management Advisor
Harikrishnan Jayaraman - Software Developer
Jane Langley - Copywriter
Maryanne Dransfield - Internal Business Advisor
Paulette Cotter - Strategist
Tim Gomez - Graphic Designer