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Posted on February 11, 2020

By now, we are all familiar with the recently published WHO Report on Vision that assessed the state of poor vision around the world. The report confirmed that more than two billion people have a vision impairment, many of which are preventable or remain unaddressed. Improving the current state of vision, like any other significant […]

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Posted on January 14, 2020

As I sat down to write this month’s blog, I found my inability to focus a bit overwhelming. At the start of every new year, we make plans to accomplish big goals on a personal and professional level, and much of what we read centers around making large changes all at once. For me, a […]

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Posted on January 09, 2020

Earlier this month, INVISION Magazine revealed its list of eight eyecare trends for 2020 and beyond from industry experts, including VII’s global executive director, Kristan Gross. Predictions ranged from important vision industry topics from vertical integration and changing consumer behaviors to myopia and women’s vision. As Kristan explains, new reports on the state of vision […]

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Posted on December 13, 2019

Grounded in evidence, the Vision Impact Institute created global awareness and engaged advocates around the world to  recognize the impact that good vision has on individuals, countries, and society at large.   Thank you to all our partners and connections who help drive the conversation on vision health every day. We deeply appreciate your collaboration […]

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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 […]

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