Tests have been conducted by Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to determine the accuracy and effectiveness of the First Sight technique vs. manifest refraction or expensive technical machines in determining and treating those with impaired eyesight. The results of the comparison put the First Sight technique within 100% accuracy of the high-tech methods.
This clinical study was followed by a UNMC Medical team going to Haiti and working with local Haitian un-trained staff. Participants of the Haitian Study left with an enlightening experience and the “gift of sight”. First Sight glasses have also been distributed in many countries including, Anguilla, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Turks and Caicos, Uganda and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Message from Dr. Thomas Hejkal
“By distributing easy-to-use, sustainable eyeglasses to children and adults in the developing world, we will ensure there is one less challenge they need to fight. It will allow them to focus on education and tasks vital to their success.”
Dr. Thomas Heikel, MD,
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
University of Nebraska Medical Center