Vision's Economic Power

Poor vision affects two-thirds of the world's population.

 Vision economics analyzes the social and economic impact of this problem on countries across the globe.

The Vision Impact Institute advocates for new research into vision economics and treatment of visual impairment.

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The Institute


The Vision Impact Institute calls attention to the problem of poor eyesight and its consequences. We marshal peer-reviewed research from around the world in one place, documenting the economic and social impact of impaired vision. And we also advocate for a robust response by public and private institutions, as well as the general public.

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Peer-reviewed studies from around the world analyzing the social and economic impact of poor vision. Search by criteria such as date, geographic location, patient population and popularity.

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Visual Tools

Materials to help advocates explain key research findings, including data visualizations for use in presentations and documents.

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Concise facts on vision economics, along with ideas for new research, information on eye exams and external links to recommended reading and organizations working in the field.

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Press Room

Background information, targeted resources and media contacts for journalists reporting on vision economics.

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Current research, news and developments in vision economics and related fields.

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The Vision Impact Institute offers research, materials and community support. Please don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or comments.

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