OUI Inc. donated 826 sunglasses and eyeglass frames to Bali, Indonesia in collaboration with Megane Top, which operates a nationwide eyeglass market.

OUI Inc.
OUI Inc. donated 826 sunglasses and eyeglass frames to Bali, Indonesia in collaboration with Megane Top, which operates a nationwide eyeglass market.

OUI Inc. (OUI Co., Ltd.), a venture company originating from Keio University School of Medicine, is Megane Top Co., Ltd. (location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture; Ichiba) donated 826 sunglasses and eyeglass frames to the John Fawcett Foundation/Udayana University based in Bali, Indonesia.
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Donated sunglasses and eyeglass frames
April 4, 2023 Megane Top News Release: “Eye-related social
contribution activities using surplus inventory items. Donation of 826 sunglasses and eyeglass frames to Bali, Indonesia.”


About this initiative:
OUI Inc. has developed an attachment-type medical device Smart Eye Camera (hereafter SEC) that enables ophthalmic examinations by attaching it to the iPhone, and is available in Vietnam, Nepal, Brazil, India, East Timor, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, etc. We support ophthalmological examinations in the medically depopulated areas of Japan.
In the eyewear market, as part of our social contribution activities related to the eyes, we are conducting CSR activities that utilize products such as sunglasses, eyeglass frames, and eyeglass lenses that have become surplus inventory due to design changes and store consolidation.
The joint efforts of OUI Co., Ltd. and the eyeglass market, which began in 2021, are in support of OUI Co., Ltd., which is engaged in activities to reduce blindness and provide medical support in areas where sufficient medical care is not available. We donate sunglasses and glasses that are worn to protect the eyes from light and dust after treatment for cataracts, etc.
This is the third time that we have donated eyeglass frames and lenses to Malawi in Africa two years ago and a joint donation of sunglasses to Kenya last year.
April 11, 2022 press release
“OUI Inc. formed a business alliance with Megane Top, which operates a nationwide “glasses market,” and jointly donated 1,156 sunglasses to Kenya.”
June 8, 2021 press release
“OUI Inc. donated 570 pairs of glasses to Malawi in collaboration with Megane Top, which operates a nationwide eyeglass market.”
In Indonesia, blindness and visual impairment due to preventable ophthalmic diseases due to a shortage of ophthalmologists and medical professionals are serious issues. According to the International Association for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), Indonesia has 3.7 million blind people and 35 million visually impaired people. About 1/10 of Japan’s population, there are many places where
ophthalmologists are not stationed on remote islands with low populations, making it difficult to access eye care.
OUI Inc. collaborates with the John Fawcett Foundation/Udayana University, which continues to work for those who need eye care in remote areas of Indonesia, and conducts support activities and joint research using SEC on remote islands and remote areas. is proceeding. The donated sunglasses and eyeglass frames will be used to protect the eyes of people in these areas after undergoing cataract surgery and other treatments.
Donation destination
The John Fawcett Foundation/Udayana University, the recipient of this donation, is working to deliver ophthalmic care to patients in areas where access to ophthalmic care is difficult, such as remote islands and remote ophthalmic care areas in and around Bali. We are
energetically educating young doctors who support
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A Udayana University doctor performing an eye examination at a home visit using SEC
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Staff of John Fawcett Foundation Udayana University
OUI Inc. will continue to cooperate with various companies,
organizations, NPOs, and international organizations, and will continue to energetically work toward a world without blindness. About Megane Top and OUI Inc.
[Company Profile of Megane Top]
Company name: Megane Top Co., Ltd.
URL: https://www.meganetop.co.jp
Representative Director and President: Masahiro Tomizawa
Established: May 1980
Head office location: 8-6 Tenma-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City
Capital: 100 million yen (as of the end of March 2022)
Business: Sales of eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, and other related products
* “Megane Ichiba”, “ALOOK”, “Lens Style” and “Lens Direct” are group stores of Megane Top.
[OUI Inc. Company Profile]
Company name: OUI Inc. (OUI Co., Ltd.)
URL: https://ouiinc.jp
Representative Director: Eisuke Shimizu
Established: July 15, 2016
Head office location: 1-36-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Shinjuku No. 7 Hayama Building 3F
Business description: Development and commercialization of
pharmaceuticals and medical devices based on the ideas of doctors, and consulting services for the same
OUI Inc. is a university-originated venture company founded in July 2016 by an ophthalmologist at Keio University School of Medicine, with the philosophy of “growing medical care”. We developed the SEC, an iPhone attachment type medical device that enables ophthalmic examinations, from scratch, and completed it in about a year and a half.
Cataract is the number one cause of blindness in the world. Although cataracts are highly unlikely to lead to blindness if treated at the appropriate time, blindness due to cataracts has become a social problem in developing countries. SEC is a compact medical device that can be attached to an iPhone, making it possible to conduct
ophthalmological examinations anywhere, such as in areas without electricity or in disaster-stricken areas.
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