Eyejusters News

Press Release: DO TOUCH THAT eyeDIAL


(Bloemfontein, South Africa – Feb 09, 2017)

Kriel Technology Group (Pty) Ltd (www.ktgroup.co.za) introduces Eyejusters, the First Instantly Adjustable Glasses - which look like normal glasses, to Southern Africa and other SADC countries.

The world’s first ever smart glasses with adjustable vision correction that use regular frames will be available from Kriel Technology Group (Pty)Ltd – (www.ktgroup.co.za).

British based Eyejusters have created a discreet adjustable eyeDial to allow users to change the lens strength in the same way as binoculars or a microscope, giving wearers near perfect vision, whatever their needs - computer, reading or detailed close-up work.

Their classic styles are all crafted using quality materials, in Acetate and Stainless Steel. The glasses are available in various different colours and retail at R1,439.00. All Eyejusters come with a 1 year warranty.

Most people need help with close up vision at some point in their lives hence the popularity of ‘ready readers’ (over-the- counter reading glasses). By our mid-forties, we start struggling to see close-up objects such as books, computers and phones. This is caused by an age-related condition called presbyopia, which is part of the natural ageing process of the eye[i]. Our eyes begin to lose elasticity making it harder to switch focus between short and long-distance objects. Reading glasses are not a complete solution for presbyopia as they have a fixed lens, this means that only a small zone is in focus, at a constant distance from the eye. To change this distance, you need a different pair of glasses. Additionally, 'ready readers' have the same strength lens for each eye - many people, however, require different strengths for each eye.

With this problem in mind, the creators of Eyejusters invented SlideLensTM, the result of five years of intensive research which means that each lens can be individually focused by the wearer through a small adjustable dial in each side of the frame enabling wearers to focus each eye independently.

“Many people need glasses with lots of different strengths. They may have a pair with for computer work, another for reading, and maybe yet another for close up work like hobbies," said Owen Reading, Co-founder of Eyejusters, "Eyejusters replaces the need for multiple pairs of glasses.”

Eyejusters contain SlideLensTM technology – a pair of adjustable focus lenses so their strength can be altered at any time with a small, hidden dial. Using two independent lenses, sealed against moisture and dirt, which slide across each other, the glasses adjust the full field of vision, not just a small area of the lens. This restores the natural ability of the eye to change focus. Rather than carrying multiple pairs of glasses of varying strengths and quality to use throughout the day, users only need a single pair.

Underdeveloped countries bear the burden of uncorrected presbyopia with 410 million people (94%) of those uncorrected presbyopia unable to perform basic near-work tasks. Functional presbyopia creates significant socio-economic burdens and has a high impact on occupational productivity and vision-related quality of life1 Presbyopia (long-sightedness caused by loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye) affects many people is South Africa and have the potential to benefit from owning a pair of Eyejusters. With an ageing population staying active for longer the need for adjustable reading glasses is also on the increase.


About Eyejusters

Eyejusters is an innovative British start-up at the forefront of eye technology and product development and the first to bring their proprietary SlideLens™ eye technology to the market. Developed and engineered in Oxford and manufactured in the East Midlands, Eyejusters are made from high tech quality materials and come in a range of colours and styles. Founded in 2010, the company has a strong ethical mission to ‘help the world see better’ and was started to help people in the developing world improve their sight with its adjustable and affordable eyewear. They have now expanded their range to provide stylish adjustable Smart Glasses for all.

We believe that a pair of glasses is one of the most life-transforming products available, and we want them to be available to everyone. Over 670 million people in the developing world go without suitable glasses because there are no optometrists to measure and provide prescription glasses. We don’t believe that developing world users should have to settle for lower quality glasses, or pay huge prices for their eyewear. There must be a better solution and that was our goal. Developed in-house in the UK, our SlideLens™ technology is at the heart of what we do, and provides the innovative core of our glasses worldwide. Simply turn the dials until you can see clearly.

Notes to Editors

  • Eyejusters are available for purchase at Kriel Technology Group’s online store at ktgroup.co.za under the “Medical - Eye Health” tab.

 About Kriel Technology Group

Kriel Technology Group is a new diversified player in the technology market covering Automotive, Agriculture, Food Technology, Medical/Life Style and Retail sectors. A close working relationship with its partners and customers in these fields, enables Kriel Technology Group to introduce “game – changer” solutions to professionals and consumers to increase productivity and improve the life quality of their customers.

Media Contacts

Kriel Technology Group

Gerhard Kriel

Managing Director

M +27 (0) 79 1207 650
E gerhard@ktgroup.co.za



[i] http://www.saoptometrist.co.za/index.php/aveh/article/view/316/html