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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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Posted on September 06, 2018

The Vision Impact Institute and The Cooper Institute recently announced a collaboration that will raise awareness of the importance of good vision for children and physical fitness through The Cooper Institute’s FitnessGram® program. Designed to improve the health for the “whole child”, the partnership is generously funded by a grant from The Rosewood Foundation. Working […]

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Posted on August 30, 2018

Earlier this month the Vision Impact Institute joined EYElliance as one of the organization’s newest members. As a multi-sector coalition, EYElliance drives the global strategy to increase access to eyeglasses in less developed countries, allowing them to take advantage of the economic and educational opportunities that good vision can bring. “We’re honored to be a […]

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Posted on August 28, 2018

A decision to double the recess time at all elementary schools in the Southlake-Carroll Independent School District, near Dallas, has us cheering. Starting this school year, instead of one 30-minute recess, students will have two sessions a day totaling more than 60 minutes. The idea came from students themselves. At the end of last year […]

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Posted on August 07, 2018

Over the last couple of months, our team has had the chance to attend several conferences where the topic of myopia (nearsightedness) was front and center. In June at the School-Based Health Alliance Conference, I spoke on a panel about how myopia impacts education and learning. Later in July, we attended the Prevent Blindness Focus […]

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