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Posted on February 02, 2021

The unprecedented changes in global health that we have all experienced over the past year have broadly revealed health inequities, making it even more necessary to advocate for better overall health. “Vision health is no exception.” For years, the Vision Impact Institute has engaged in global advocacy initiatives, to complement our awareness-building, to give a […]

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Posted on January 19, 2021

This month, we dive deep into the topic of myopia management with Dr. Monica Jong, Executive Director of the International Myopia Institute (IMI). The IMI is the global expert body focused on advancing myopia research, education, and management to prevent future vision impairment and blindness from high myopia related complications. Dr. Jong’s research interests include […]

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Posted on January 07, 2021

Sometimes access to vision care and glasses is not the primary issue that stands in the way of everyone having an equal opportunity for good vision. In many cultures, stigmas stand in the way of correction and prevent people from wearing a pair of eyeglasses to see, work, learn, and even drive better. Kristan Gross, […]

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Posted on January 06, 2021

For hundreds of years, we’ve known that the solution to eliminating correctable poor vision lies in ensuring access to a pair of eyeglasses or, in some cases, necessary surgical interventions. In many parts of the world, people have access to solutions, yet for any number of reasons, the problem still has not improved. While, in […]

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Posted on December 14, 2020

  Earlier this year, we discussed the importance of the Systematic Review to vision research. This month we asked Pirindha Govender, to give us her perspective from the standpoint of a researcher who has been deeply involved in the process. VII: How does the Systematic Review (SR) fit into the research landscape? PG: Traditionally, one […]

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Posted on December 07, 2020

At the end of 2019, I was invited to contribute to an article for INVISION Magazine on the topic of 2020 vision trends. In the article, I offered the thought that “vision health will become part of the wider public health conversation.” Who would have known that just after I made that seemingly innocuous prediction, our […]

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