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Clearly : how a 700-year old invention can change the world forever

Author: James Chen, (Businessman)
Publisher: London : Biteback Publishing, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poor vision is the largest unaddressed disability in the world today. An estimated 2.5 billion people, mostly living in the poorest parts of the planet and a majority of whom are women, cannot see clearly and have no access to treatment. Yet for 80 per cent of the 2.5 billion, all they need is a simple pair of prescription spectacles. Tackling this problem would unlock billions of dollars in productivity gains. It  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Chen, (Businessman)
ISBN: 9781785902703 1785902709
OCLC Number: 1010333986
Description: xii, 270 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Scandal the World Forgot --
ch. 1 Wake Up World --
ch. 2 Glasses Change Lives --
ch. 3 The Four Ds: Obstacles to Progress --
ch. 4 Counting the Cost --
Case Study I Theophille --
ch. 5 The Golden Thread through the Global Goals --
pt. II The Science --
ch. 6 The Mystery of the Human Eye --
ch. 7 The Great Glasses Rush --
pt. III The Visionaries --
ch. 8 Giants of the Eye World --
Case Study II Frederick --
ch. 9 The Inventors --
ch. 10 A Vision for Rwanda --
Case Study III Emmanuel, Sackey and Asha --
Case Study IV Pascal and Regine --
pt. IV The Second Optical Revolution --
ch. 11 On the Edge of Change --
Case Study V Felicien --
ch. 12 The Answers in Sight --
ch. 13 Diagnosis: In the Palm of Your Hand --
ch. 14 Distribution: As Easily Available as a Can of Cola --
ch. 15 Dollars: Cost Down, Local Production Up --
ch. 16 Demand: The Last Taboo --
ch. 17 Conclusion: The Answer Is Glasses --
See for Yourself.
Responsibility: James Chen.

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Entrepreneur and business man James Chen addresses the lack of basic eye care in the third world, and argues that a relatively low level of investment would lead to a dramatic improvement in the  Read more...

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