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Posted on July 06, 2020

Recently, I spent some quality social-distancing time in the mountains of Colorado. Driving along winding roads, losing my GPS signal, and often missing turns became laughable. Yet, as I write today, I realize this is exactly how the world feels right now. We move ahead a few steps only to be told to turn back […]

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Posted on June 03, 2020

At the Vision Impact Institute, we remain committed to raising awareness of the lifelong benefits of good vision and advocating for vision’s rightful place on the global agenda. With this in mind, we have taken steps to adjust during this unprecedented time and are excited that so many of you have joined us. Our mid-year […]

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Posted on May 18, 2020

We recently started a conversation  with Dr. Clare Gilbert, Professor of International Eye Health in the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the current state of access to women’s vision. This was an important topic before the global pandemic of Covid-19 and will continue to […]

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Posted on May 18, 2020

In our most recent blog, we discussed the need to broaden the definition of access when it comes to vision care. We must reinvent the topic to encompass access to information, technology and methods of care. In addition, we will need to ensure that all who need access receive it – that includes women and […]

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Posted on May 06, 2020

Over the past several weeks, the world has experienced what journalists and politicians (and even our friends) call the “new normal.” Homes have transformed into offices and classrooms, in-person conferences have shifted to digital platforms, and our routine way of living has been challenged in ways we never anticipated. Due to this active pandemic, our […]

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Posted on April 22, 2020

Over the past weeks, global discussions have addressed the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health care workers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The topic of masks is top of mind. Most of us can clearly envision how protecting the face of a nurse or doctor can make a difference when it […]

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