About VII

Giving Vision A Voice

Our mission is to raise awareness about the importance of vision correction and protection to make good vision a global priority.

Making Good Vision A Global Priority


  • To mobilize a worldwide movement on healthy vision
    by gathering and communicating pertinent information
    to all stakeholders, including:

    • Government Policy Makers
    • Optical Industry Associates
    • General Public
  • Offer a unique database of global peer-reviewed reports and
    studies to build evidence on the need for vision correction
    and protection.
  • Engage key opinion leaders worldwide to build coalitions,
    partnerships, and collaborations to put healthy vision on the
    global agenda.
  • Empower advocates for action to improve the lives of people
    around the world through:

    • Eye Screening
    • Eye Examination
    • Provision of optical correction
    • Policy Change

Contact us at: communitymanager@visionimpactinstitute.org

Our Executive Team

Kristan Gross

Global Executive Director

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Andrea kirsten-coleman

Global Communications Manager

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Judith williams

Program Manager-Americas

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Eva lazuka-nicoulaud

Director-Europe and Africa

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Meet the advisory board

The Vision Impact Institute advisory board provides expertise and guidance in understanding poor vision,
drawing attention to its consequences, and connecting people with evidence for change and to each other.

Kevin Frick

Professor and Vice Dean for Education
The John Hopkins Carey Business
School, USA

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Clare Gilbert

Professor in International Eye Health, UK

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Serge Resnikoff

Professor, International Expert and Consultant in Global Public Health, Ophthalmology and Eye Health, Switzerland

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Arun bharat ram

Chairman of SRF Limited, India

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Allyala Krishna Nandakumar

Professor of the Practice, Brandeis University, Chief Economist at the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, USA

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Wang Wei

Economic Advisor to Ministerial
and Provincial Governments, China

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