Volume 90 Issue 19 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 7, 2012

Dow Corning Aids Adjustable Glasses

Department: Business
Keywords: silicones, corporate philanthropy, developing world
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The prototype with and without the detachable adjuster.
Credit: Dow Corning
Dow Corning and the Center for Vision in the Developing World have created prototype self-adjustable glasses. The lens power can be adjusted by turning a dial on each arm that adds or removes a silicone fluid. The adjusters are then detached, leaving a conventional-looking pair of glasses.
 
The prototype with and without the detachable adjuster.
Credit: Dow Corning

Dow Corning and the Centre for Vision in the Developing World have created prototype self-adjustable glasses for children. Users can adjust the lens power by turning a dial on each arm that adds or removes a Dow Corning silicone fluid. The adjusters are then detached, leaving a conventional-looking pair of glasses. The partners hope to distribute the first 50,000 pairs of the glasses in China, India, and Indonesia beginning late this year.

 
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