Software for eye health providers focused on last-mile delivery.

Past and Current Partners

CBM Christian Blind Mission; COAVS; Council for the Blind Zimbabwe; Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital; Eyelliance; HCP Cureblindness; International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB); International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH); K.C.M.C; Ministry of Health of the Republic of Botswana; Ministry of Health - Ethiopia; ALERT Hospital; Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS); One School at a Time: African Eye Institute, CooperVision and OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation; Operation Eyesight Universal; Ruharo Mission Hospital; SIOVS; Vision Aid Overseas; Vision for the Commonwealth

Active Countries
Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia
Thematic area(s)
Organisation Name
Peek Vision

The Problem

Worldwide, 1.1 billion people live with vision loss, but don't need to. This number is set to grow to 1.8 billion in the next 30 years. Simple, cost-effective treatments exist but specialists are in short supply and resources are limited.

The Solution

Peek's software, programme design, and data intelligence platform help community and school eye health programmes become more efficient, equitable, and effective.

How it works?

  • Step 1: Connect with NGOs, Ministries of Health, and hospitals to implement the full journey of an eye health programme
  • Step 2: Conduct full programme planning with partner organizations to scope the workflow, configure software and train screeners, eye health specialists, and programme managers to use Peek
  • Step 3: Launch a Peek-powered programme: live track all aspects of the journey to ensure no one is being left behind. Provide live data access to all programme managers and easily exportable reports on a number of demographics
  • Step 4: Conduct an in-depth iteration review where expert data analysts locate programme barriers to care and collaborate with programme partners and understand why pain points are occurring and find solutions
  • Step 5: Launch subsequent iterations of the programme and continue to monitor for signs of programme drop-off
Digital X Solution Peek

Bridging the digital divide

Peek is focused on making the invisible visible in eye health. Our platform helps bring services to last-mile healthcare and power our partners to reach the people who are typically left behind.

Impact and highlights

In Pakistan, the first CBM program using Peek launched in 2018 with just three sites. It has since expanded to connect more than 130 health facilities across two provinces with over 1,500 schools being integrated. 1,500 female health workers are being trained to use Peek for household screening. Referrals to a district hospital in Pakistan for refractive errors decreased from 41% to just 1% after Peek was introduced. Refractive errors could instead be treated at the primary level, freeing up specialist hospital resources for more complex conditions. Trials in Kenya showed that three times more people received care when the programme was supported by Peek. An economic evaluation in Kenya has demonstrated a substantial cost saving per patient when Peek was compared to the standard of care. The study calculated average savings of US$8.61 per patient at the primary care level and US$263.60 per patient at the hospital level when using Peek.

Plans for expansion

Preparing the launch of a national programme in Botswana. By 2032, Peek aims to be working in 15-20 countries.