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Posted on November 20, 2019

  Recently, several media outlets in Japan aired reports revealing that women at a number of companies within the country have been instructed by their employers to refrain from wearing eyeglasses on the job. The same rules do not apply to their male counterparts.  Reasons given for the policy range from appearances to safety. This […]

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Posted on November 08, 2019

Last month at the IAPB Council of Members meeting in Tanzania, I had the privilege of meeting and hearing an address by Dr. Aubrey Webson, Ambassador to the United Nations for the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. As the first blind ambassador to the UN, Dr. Webson specializes in policy formulation around the role […]

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Posted on November 06, 2019

At the recent World Congress of Optometry and Academy 2019 Conference in Orlando, Florida, we had the privilege of sitting down with Afua Oteng Asare, the 2019 American Academy of Optometry Foundation’s Vision Impact Institute Ezell Fellow. As a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto, Afua is focusing her research on health services – […]

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Posted on October 02, 2019

For almost 20 years on the second Thursday of October, we have celebrated World Sight Day, the most important awareness and advocacy event on the global eye health calendar. This year, the world focuses on putting “Vision First!“. This day provides a launching pad from which many organizations deliver key messages to decision-makers who have […]

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Posted on September 27, 2019

A quick check of Merriam Webster’s dictionary offers the definition of momentum as “the strength or force that allows something to continue or grow stronger or faster as time passes.” This is how I would describe the current sentiment when it comes to setting standards for children’s vision. I’m confident in this opinion because of […]

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Posted on September 20, 2019

In our work, we’re privileged to have the opportunity to speak to some amazing people at the forefront of vision awareness, research, and advocacy. Going forward, we’re excited to be able to bring those conversations directly to you. Recently, we had the opportunity to host a discussion with newly-appointed VII Advisory Board member Dr. Serge […]

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