Dutch scientists launched field tests in India on July 1 of universal spectacles they have designed to help the vision of children in developing countries. Scientists at Amsterdam’s Free University Medical Center worked for years on the U-Specs, which have a “one size fits all” frame and lenses that can be easily adjusted by hand to improve the vision of those with moderate long and short sight. They say the U-specs are suitable for about 90 percent of children who need glasses. The Dutch foundation that funds the project aims to reach 10 million poor children who cannot afford to go to an eye specialist. (Reuters)

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