Cost Eyeglasses is a social enterprise for the one billion
people in the developing world who need eyeglasses yet currently do
not have them. Unlike existing eyeglasses that are difficult to purchase
and very expensive, we are designing eyeglass systems that make eyeglasses
inexpensive and easy to purchase. We believe low cost and availability
can be achieved through product designs that eliminate complexity and
channel designs that rely on local outlets such as micro-entrepreneurs.
Eyeglasses is the first winner in the Harvard
Business School Social Enterprise Business Plan Contest.
After extensive research and planning, Low Cost Eyeglasses won the contest
in March, 2001. The team is currently working to make a low cost product