100 million children in developing countries can't to see the blackboard in school, because of poor eyesight.
They need self-adjusting glasses, because of the shortage of optometrists.
So the blog was delighted to learn about Dow Corning's work with the Centre for Vision in the Developing World to overcome this problem.
Their new Child ViSion™ initiative uses silicon technology to develop "glasses which are able to withstand daily use". Its aim is to design glasses that look attractive, whilst also reducing production costs to make them more affordable.
Already, 40,000 children in 20 countries have been helped by Child ViSion™. It is another example of the power of the Shared Value concept launched by Prof Michael Porter earlier this year.