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Posted on April 17, 2018

Vision Impact Institute urges advocates to prioritize good vision to create safer roads to mark National Road Safety Week.  “We know that while driving, 90 percent of the information a driver takes in comes from visual inputs about the road itself, other vehicles, pedestrians, signs, and the passing scenery,” says Kristan Gross, Global Executive Director […]

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Posted on April 16, 2018

Vision Impact Institute Applauds Lim Hyeon-Ju for Challenging Stigmas Surrounding Spectacle Wear for Women On April 12, according to the Korean Herald, Lim Hyeon-Ju, South Korean Anchor for Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), became the first South Korean female anchor to wear eyeglasses on air. “We applaud Lim and MBC network for taking a bold first […]

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Children Posted on April 02, 2018

Before our children are even born, we’re making the best efforts to set them up for success – from ensuring we take in the proper nourishment for our developing babies to selecting the best doctors for their childhood. In some cases, we already have their futures mapped out before we even know their gender or […]

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Posted on March 29, 2018

Today we celebrate World Health Day, an annual observance of the World Health Organization on April 7, designed to shine the spotlight on specific priorities in global health. This year’s focus is Health for All. This means ensuring that everyone, everywhere can access quality health services, without facing financial hardship. At the Vision Impact Institute, we believe […]

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Posted on March 21, 2018

This month, stories about groups and individuals working to expand access to vision care caught our eye. The Portugal News Online ran a story highlighting the country’s efforts to set up a commission to draft a National Strategy for Visual Health. The strategy will be developed through the Ministry of Health by a committee that […]

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Posted on March 05, 2018

Each year at this time, the world takes a moment to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women with International Women’s Day on March 8. This day is not about one single country, group or organization – it belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.  It’s a day to honor those women who […]

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