It is unfortunate that a 90% of those cases are found in developing areas.
Therefore the need arose to revolutionise eye health by building usable, accessible and affordable devices. In the light of this concept, in 2014 Dr. Hong Sheng Chiong and Dr. Benjamin O'Keeffe, set up oDocs Eye Care, a revolutionary company in the field of portable eye care.
oDocs Eye Care is now an innovative, award-winning medical technology social enterprise with a mission to save the sight of one million people by 2030.
The company aims to develop a series of affordable ophthalmic diagnostic tools including retinal camera and OCT scanning machines. We have committed to using part of our net profit toward saving sight in the regions where it is needed most.
The company was initially called OphthalmicDocs
oDocs Eye Care, formally called OphthalmicDocs was founded by Dr. Hong Sheng Chiong and Dr Benjamin O'Keeffe with a dream to make eye care much more accessible and affordable. Within 3 months, they developed a fully functional 3D printable prototype for retinal imaging.
Launch of oDocs Fundus
The world's first open source smartphone retinal imaging adaptor was launched.
NZ Innovation Awards 2015
People's Choice Award category
visoScope and visoClip
Updated versions of retinal and anterior segment imaging adapters were launched
Best Social Enterprise Award
Winner of the Talent Unleashed in Social Impact Category
Winner of the Hi-Tech Awards-2017
Most Innovative mobile technology
The wide field Opthalmoscope was launched.
The company launched its first CE marked, TGA & MedSafe registered device called the oDocs nun.
Dubai expo Live
Winner of the Dubai expo Live innovation grant $100,000 and a chance to participate in the EXPO
Spark 5G Starter Fund
Winner of $125,000 starter fund to develop New Zealand's first Teleophthalmology Platform
oDocs nun IR Launched
Our most advanced device yet, our next generation fundus camera
Developed and demonstrated a safe and secured teleophthalmology platform for live consultations at the Spark 5G Showcase at Spark City, Auckland
To be continue..