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Joshua Silver, shortlisted for an EU award, hopes to supply children in the developing world with 200 million pairs of self-adjusting glasses.

Dan Gould
  • 23 may 2011


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This article titled “British inventor’s spectacles revolution for Africa” was written by Robin McKie, for The Observer on Saturday 21st May 2011 23.06 UTC

A British atomic physicist is liaising with the World Bank on a revolutionary project to distribute spectacles to 200 million children in developing countries. Users will be able to adjust the glasses to their own personal prescription without help from an optician.

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