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Background Story

In 2016 one of our co-founders almost lost his eyesight after a terrible accident while playing football. His education was at stake due to his fading vision but luckily for him he was diagnosed to have cataract which was later corrected with surgery. Happily, our friend was lucky but what about millions of other young visually impaired Nigerians and Africans who could not get their defects treated or corrected. Most of them who had big hopes and dreams have had to drop out of school due to difficulties in reading and navigating their environments and a good number of them are at home depressed or on the street begging for alms. According to WHO’s Global data report on Visual impairment about 26.2 million people are visually impaired in Africa. And it was also estimated that about 32.7 thousand people in every 1 million are visually impaired in Africa which results to about 6.24million people in Nigeria. This is a whole lot of people suffering from lots of discomfort and depression due to their condition, especially the young ones who lose out on education because of their inabilities to read and navigate their environment.

Our Solution

At vinsighte our aim is to reduce the prevalence of visual impairment and to help millions of visually impaired persons achieve their dreams by providing a technology which detects eye diseases at an early stage and aids the visually impaired to read books and navigate their environments independently. This means like every other young child, a visually impaired kid in Africa can still go to school and learn comfortably. And with our guiding aids, they would also be able to move around their environments independently. Also, with the aid of our diagnostic app eye defects and diseases can be detected early thereby prompting early treatments of these diseases and preventing visual impairment and blindness.

Vision

At Vinsighte, our vision is to be the foremost digital health venture for the visually impaired and for the prevention of visual impairment in Africa by 2021.

Mission

Our mission is to make use of technology to help prevent the prevalence of visual impairment and to aid the blind and visually impaired in Africa to live a happy and comfortable life.