Peek began as a project at the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), a research and education group based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). ICEH work to improve eye health and eliminate avoidable visual impairment and blindness, with a focus on low-income populations. Many of the individuals leading country prevention of blindness programmes or working in eye care or disability non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have come through the ICEH. Since spinning out in 2015, we continue to work closely together on research, teaching and dissemination of information, ensuring evidence underpins our work and that we are able to serve the needs of the many brilliant people serving their communities.
ACADEMIC PAPERS BY THE TEAM
VISION TESTS RESEARCH
Although visual acuity is the most well-recognised measure of a person’s vision, we recognise that acuity is a high contrast black on white test. Detection of contrast levels provides additional information of visual status and optic nerve function that further supports our understanding of how someone can see. Many people with low contrast sensitivity struggle with daily visual functions, despite some having good acuity. Peek Contrast will provide an easy to use, accurate and validated way of measuring contrast sensitivity with intuitive results.
ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS
The initial validation studies of Peek Acuity and Peek Retina took place in Nakuru, Kenya. Integration of Peek Acuity in to School Eye Health and Community Eye Health solutions are run in Kitale, Kenya, led by Dr Hillary Rono.
In partnership with the Public Health Foundation India, we have run and completed a cluster randomised control trial on Peek School Eye Health. We are also working together validating Peek Retina in a diabetic retinopathy workflow.
Peek Vision Head Office, 1 Fore St, London EC2Y 9DT UK
Peek, Peek Acuity and Peek Retina are trading names of Peek Vision Ltd, a registered company (09937174) in England and Wales.
Peek Vision Ltd is 100% owned by The Peek Vision Foundation (registered charity number 1165960), a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (company number: 9919543). Registered office: Kings Parade, Lower Coombe Street, Croydon, Surrey, England, CR0 1AA.