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Posted on Oct 11, 10:45PM | IANS
Optical major Titan Eye Plus of Titan Industries Ltd Thursday unveiled a free online test facility on its website (www.titaneyeplus.com) to check if users need vision correction.
"As a convenient tool, the user-friendly Vision Check establishes the need for vision correction through a screening test. This innovative offering is customer centric," Titan managing director Bhaskar Bhat told reporters at a preview of the test facility.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates around 456 million people across India need vision correction as against 3.3 billion worldwide. Of these, about 670 million of them have a form of visual impairment, which can be corrected by eyewear.
"Around one-third of the people across the country need vision correction. Though 25-30 percent of them had corrected their vision, the rest neglect and suffer poor vision. Vision Check will help the affected people to take the test from home or office," Titan Eyewear chief executive Ravi Kant said on the occasion, which coincided with the 'World Sight Day'.
The city-based Titan Eye pioneered free zero error eye test facility in the retail segment to consumers by employing optometrists trained at Sankara Nethrayalaya in Chennai.
"Vision Check will offer people who don't' have time to visit their nearest optical store for a screening test of their vision status," Kant noted.
The five-minute test can be taken by anyone above six years old from the comforts of their home, workplace or cybercafe.
The Tata group company has 210 stores in 77 cities across the country.