CORE IDEA INNOVATIONS

 

The availability of eye care services in India:

The product solves a problem in eye care. There are only 12000 ophthalmologists in India for 136 crores population. It indicates that there is only one ophthalmologist for a 90,000 people. It’s a massively skewed ratio (1).There are only 9000 optometrists in India.(2) They either assist ophthalmologist in hospitals or have independent optical stores. But still there is a huge gap between demand and supply of services in eye care industry.

 

Scope

·         Telemedicine is a booming field and there is a huge demand in eye care space.

·         People who want online eye testing

·         The increasing number of people who uses gadgets

·         Increasing occurrence of eye diseases and blindness

Our objective

1.    Provide eye care services at the door step of the patients using online eye testing services by delivering the product to patients home.

2.    Connect the patients with doctor or optometrist through cloud in real time.

3.    Save the time of eye care professionals significantly by using the artificial intelligence.

4.    Take the eye testing device to the remote places where there is no eye hospitals.

5.    Work with national programme for control of blindness and visual impairment (NPCB) to provide eye care services to the remote locations of India.

6.    Work with international association of prevention of blindness (IAPB) and deliver the services to all parts of the world.

7.    Work with government of India to install the devices in malls and theaters.

 

Our team

The company is founded by Maheswari Srinivasan.

Maheswari Srinivasan

Designation: Founder

Qualification: M.Optom, F.I.A.C.L.E, F.A.S.C.O

Phone/ Whatsapp: 9841661134

Email id: maheswariishayoga@gmail.com

Education:

·         B.S from Elite school of Optometry, Sankara Nethralaya

·         M.Optom, SJS Institute of Optometry, Sankara Eye Hospital, Chennai Tamil Nadu

Work experience

·         6 years of clinical experience ( Sankara Nethralaya, Bahrain, Turakhia optical)

·         11 years of teaching experience (Associate professor,  Dr. Agarwal’s institute of Optometry) and academics, research and innovation

·         3 years of research and innovation experience (Elisar vision technology, a unit of Dr. Agarwal’s eye hospitals.

Award

·         IACLE travel award in Association of Optometric Contact lens educators meet to Pacific university, Oregon, U.S.A.

·         Won the women entrepreneur award from Startup Pitch competition conducted on women’s day conducted by Vel’s university Chennai.

Innovation experience:

·         Designed and developed (along with the engineering team) Elisar Portable Virtual reality perimeter. ( Glaucoma diagnostic device)

·         Played a key role in getting FDA approval for the Elisar perimeter.( https://www.elisar.com/ )

Presentations and publications;

 

·         Presented research papers in national and international conferences

·         Published scientific papers in peer reviewed medical journals

 

 

 

Karthikeyan S

Designation: Machine learning Engineer and Software programmer

Karthikeyan S

 

Technical Consultant

Experienced in architect and implementation guidance for windows based health kiosk applications with medical hardware devices integration. Tele-consultation from web portal

Android and iOS Mobile App.

Qualification: M.C.A

Phone/ Whatsapp: 9840670527

Email id: karthikeyansemail@gmail.com

 

Need:

According to a study by the World Health Organization in 2016, 150 lakh people in India are blind, and that accounts for 50% of the world’s blind population.(3)

A study says 48% of blindness is due to spectacle power not being prescribed (4).This means that a person can become blind just because of not wearing glasses when they need to wear glasses.

Correcting the eye’s spectacle power with a pair of glasses can be a simple thing. But not available to many people due to lack of eye care facilities, lack of manpower and lack of awareness. Though free eye camps are happening it does not match the scale at which it is required.

Moreover there is an excessive usage of gadgets. Children are forced to look at the mobile monitor in their online classes. The remote working culture makes the working population to sit most of their waking hours in front of a digital gadget.

The statista website shows that there are 76 crores internet users in India in 2021(5).

A research study published in British Medical Journal says that the 50 % of the gadget users get eye strain.(6)

W.H.O report says 50% of the world population will become myopic (short-sighted) by 2050. (7)

According to a research study, 26% of the world population will wear spectacles due to aging. (8)

All the above data suggests that nearly 35 to 40 crores of Indian population will need eye care services with very less manpower in the eye care industry. A similar demand is there in the other parts of the world too.

This clearly states the need of automatic instrumentation. Our device is an attempt to measure spectacle refractive power of the eye with minimal human intervention using artificial intelligence.

Our product:

 

Level of impact or change:

·         It can prevent blindness in a mass scale.

·         More eye testing and more spectacles will be prescribed. This will increase the productivity of the people at their work.

·         The need of the product is international. Hence there may be a need to export the product. It may add to Indian economy.

Benefits:

·         Senior citizens who cannot travel to the eye hospitals, can still get their eyes tested.

·         The lockdown periods need not stop them from testing their eyes.

·         The remote areas where there is no eye care services, will also get eye care services.

·         The spectacle makers and opticians will have more job opportunities.

·         The door delivery persons will get more job opportunities

 

 

 

1.    https://www.thebetterindia.com/121015/venkataswamy-aravind-eye-surgery-free-cheap/#:~:text=There%20are%20only%20about%2012%2C000,ophthalmologist%20for%20every%2090%2C000%20people!

 

2.    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3491265/#:~:text=India%20has%20approximately%209000%20four,year%20trained%20optometrists%20are%20required.

 

3.    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11804362/

4.    https://journals.lww.com/optvissci/fulltext/2016/03000/Global_Vision_Impairment_and_Blindness_Due_to.3.aspx

5.    https://www.statista.com/statistics/255146/number-of-internet-users-in-india/

6.    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6020759/#:~:text=Considering%20dry%20eye%20disease%20(DED,ranging%20from%209.5%25%20to%2087.

7.    https://www.who.int/blindness/causes/MyopiaReportforWeb.pdf

8.    https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-03.pdf