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Posted on December 10, 2018

  When you think of universal human rights, what comes to mind? The right to an education, to work, to marriage and a family, to freedom of movement and expression – these are all incredible rights, but to the nearly 2.5 billion people around the world suffering from uncorrected vision problems, they can be inaccessible. […]

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Posted on November 15, 2018

The topic of vision and road safety took center stage earlier this month in Bogotá, Colombia, at an awareness raising event organized by Dr. Fanny Rivera Pinzon, local optometrist and founder of FITVision Optometria Deportiva,  a Colombian company specializing in providing visual solutions and eye training to amateur athletes and drivers. The Vision Impact Institute was a […]

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Posted on November 08, 2018

Professor Kovin Naidoo and Kaitlyn Zapoznik are two of the distinguished individuals who will be recognized at this year’s American Academy of Optometry meeting currently underway in San Antonio, Texas. Both have ties to the Vision Impact Institute. Naidoo, a Vision Impact Institute Advisory Board Member, will receive The Carel C. Koch Memorial Award for […]

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Posted on November 08, 2018

The topic of road safety is getting lots of attention. A quick Google search of news on the topic reveals an incredible energy and large number of innovative solutions in the conversation. Just this week, a number of stories appeared — all highlighting ways to reduce road incidents. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, web-based awareness and educational […]

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Posted on October 02, 2018

Last week, at the third UN high-level meeting on communicable diseases, Michael Bloomberg was quoted as saying, “Cities can be the engines of change beyond their borders. When policies work at a local level, national governments are more likely to adopt them.” While the context was not exactly the one in which I write, I […]

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Posted on September 06, 2018

Over the last couple of months we’ve been highlighting the myopia epidemic and have received valuable feedback through our social media channels. What stood out to me are the comments about personal experience with nearsightedness and the impact it has on individual lives. Multiply this impact to billions of people, and the cost to individuals […]

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