BOSTON, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PlenOptika, a biomedical technology company bringing cutting-edge vision technology to front-line vision care professionals worldwide, announced today that Carlos Santiago Hernández, Director of Engineering, was named an Eye Health Hero in the Innovators category for 2020 by The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). PlenOptika is maker of the QuickSee™, the world’s most accurate handheld autorefractor.
According to the IAPB, the Eye Health Heroes program is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating “young and upcoming frontline staff, volunteers, support staff and more within the eye health sector,” focusing on “change-makers, innovators, and emerging leaders from across all areas and backgrounds in eye health.”
“I’m truly honored and humbled,” said Hernández, who was the first PlenOptika team member to join the company’s founders, in 2015. Intrigued by the challenge of the global shortage of eye care professionals, he applies his engineering talents to solving