Dr Hillary Rono, a Kenyan doctor has partnered with a British university to develop The Portable Eye Examination Kit.

Peek is a mobile app which will be downloaded unto a smartphone and will be used to screen nearly 300,000 pupils in 400 schools in Trans Nzoia County in the next three years.

Dr Hillary partnered with a team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

“This app uses smartphone technology to carry out various eye tests including visual acuity, colour vision as well as lens and retina imaging. We have used it over the last year in Trans Nzoia,” said Dr Rono on Monday at Kilimani Primary School, Nairobi where Peek was launched.

The use of this mobile app is 50 times cheaper than buying the eye testing machines.