2007 Index Design Award nominee

Stenop are correcting glasses designed for world’s poorest communities that can’t afford expensive crystal glasses.

Glasses are replaced by rows of small holes using the concept of stenopeic vision. These holes have the effect of reducing the width of the bundle of diverging rays coming from each point of the viewed object. Just central rays reach the retina avoiding focusing errors. Stenop glasses can reduce 80% of myopia, hyperopia and presbyopia.

The glasses are plastic made in one single piece and mass produced. They have a very low cost and can be heavily distributed worldwide around kids of poor schools. They are durable and can be done in different colours depending types of skin. This project optimizes the production method, making the glasses very cheap, light and unbreakable.