Child ViSion Wins Visitor Vote for Designs of the Year 2013

Child ViSion Wins Visitor Vote for Designs of the Year 2013

Child ViSion Glasses, a revolutionary fluid-filled lens that allows children to self-adjust their glasses, have won the inaugural Visitor Vote for the Design Museum's Designs of the Year 2013.

Designed for children aged 12-18, Child ViSion uses self-adjustable fluid lenses that allow children without access to an optician to change their prescription as their eyesight changes and evolves, the glasses are designed by Goodwin Hartshorn by the Centre for Vision in the Developing World. Child ViSion won with 486 votes and beat other nominations including The Shard, London 2012 Olympic Cauldron and GOV.UK, to be named the publics favorite.

Since June visitors have been voting for their favorite designs from the 99 nominations in a pop-up polling station in the exhibition.

"We are delighted to have won the Visitor Vote. There are two aspects to eyewear, firstly it has to function properly and give you clear vision, but equally important, it also has to look good! It's great that the public have taken this design to their hearts and voted us their design of the year," stated Professor Josh Silver of Child ViSion Glasses.

"The Centre for Vision in the Developing World has had some extremely talented engineers and designers working on our Child ViSion Glasses, and our challenge now is to get these glasses to the tens of millions of children whose education is hampered by their inability to see a blackboard in class clearly - a problem our self-refraction glasses will solve."

Photos: Josh Silver

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