History E-Scoop


On September 8th, 2012 my husband Frans Oosterhof passed away due to the terrible ALS muscle disease. He was only 54 years old. Frans was the inventor and maker of the patented E-Scoop® glasses.

He was a well-educated optometrist, a craftsman and an optimist.
His goal was to help people with poor vision see better.
In his former optician store in Eindhoven, Netherlands he frequently saw people with the eye disease Macular Degeneration.
They told him the daily problems that they were facing.
He was affected that these persons were sometimes heavily suffering from their reduced quality of life.

For over 20 years, Frans worked to successfully develop a spectacle glass with the goal to improve the vision of his patients suffering from Macular Degeneration. His patients then convinced him to make these glasses accessible for all people suffering from Macular Degeneration.

After the successful patent application for the E-Scoop® glasses, his invention was nominated for the Herman Wijfels Award. He was very proud to receive this award in 2006!

Frans had only begin to bring the E-Scoop® glasses to market when he became terminally ill. It was his dream to give these glasses worldwide recognition, hoping to contribute to the quality of life for all people suffering from Macular Degeneration.

After he passed away I decided to continue his dream with the same passion and belief. The E-Scoop® glass has proven itself with thousands of happy and satisfied users.

It is my mission to increase the availability and recognition and to expand our network, such that the E-Scoop® glasses will be available worldwide.

Frans had a dream ………………………..improve low vision!


Anja Verstappen
CEO