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Posted on June 07, 2019

“As I reflect on the past six months of 2019, I’m deeply inspired by the movement that is building to create a world where everyone can see well. Whether it’s legislators advancing the cause of children’s vision or the researcher investigating a vision trend to reveal groundbreaking insights, one thing is clear: change is underway. […]

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Posted on May 24, 2019

May 25 marks this year’s Africa Day, a day that celebrates unity across the continent. When it comes to driving a united effort around access to vision in Africa, EYElliance is one organization doing just that. We recently talked with Liz Smith, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, to learn more about EYElliance’s journey to address the […]

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Posted on May 23, 2019

Today, the New Jersey State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 4310. The bill requires children, age six and younger, who are entering a public preschool, public school, or a Head Start Program for the first time, to have a comprehensive eye examination by January 1 of the child’s first year of enrollment in the school or […]

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Posted on May 08, 2019
Today there is a myopia movement happening. A quick Google search reveals that discussions about visual myopia as a public health issue arrived on the scene in 2005, yet until recently, it remained an issue without a cause. Key research highlights that the global prevalence of myopia is continuing to rise to crisis levels as we approach 2050, but why does this research matter? What does it really mean – the myopia epidemic – and why do we need a movement to change the direction our world’s vision is heading

Recently, the word myopia has become a significant buzzword for media on topics ranging anywhere from global politics and finance to education and eyesight. For years, the term myopia might only have been something you heard from your eye doctor when you or your family member were experiencing blurry distance vision. The doctor probably prescribed […]

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Posted on April 04, 2019

Last month, my life changed forever through the arrival of my first grandchild. This tiny little boy entered the world without a care – whisked away by doctors and nurses who attended to his every need and ensured that he had a perfect start at life.  Moments after his birth, he experienced numerous physical evaluations […]

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Posted on March 29, 2019

Earlier this month Devex highlighted the topic of impaired vision, its affect on women around the world and the need to look at the subject as an educational, financial, and a wider societal issue. Kristan Gross Global Executive Director, Vision Impact Institute, was featured and highlighted the issue of stigmas that sometimes exist when women […]

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