Teens Win Prize for Proposing Plastic and Silicone Adhesive Alternative to Lens Changes

Posted on 5/23/2019 7:06:47 AM By ASC

A group of students from Illinois in the US have taken a look into the future of optometry, and earned a $25,000 prize for the new business idea they saw there. In response to the Next Launch business idea regional challenge to high schools, the team from Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora proposed a plastic and adhesive alternative to routine spectacle lens changes. 

The winning concept suggests that plastic lenses, backed by a suitable silicone-based adhesive, could be super-imposed on, and adhere to existing lenses when vision changes called for new lenses. The Illinois teens backed their proposal with the suggestion that this could lessen the expense and shorten the time delay involved in getting a new pair of glasses every time a prescription changed. 

The Next Launch new business idea challenge was sponsored by The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur at Culver Academies. 

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