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Elderly Posted on August 08, 2017

While discussing the topic for this blog recently with a colleague, she told me about her grandmother, Mavis, who died last year at the age of 101. Although she felt many of the affects of aging in her later years, including impaired vision, Mavis continued to fill her life with the activities she loved; knitting, […]

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General Population Posted on July 06, 2017

Recently, a colleague shared with me a quote she saw etched on a statue in Washington D.C.  It said, “Work is love made visible.”  As I contemplated this month’s blog, I was inspired by this quote and how the work we do for vision health truly is a manifestation of our love for the world […]

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General Population Posted on May 03, 2017

As a child, I was fortunate to have family friends who served as missionaries in numerous locations around the world. Perhaps this early introduction to a global mindset laid the foundation for the role I hold today. I remember quite fondly the moments shared with a family who served in Senegal, West Africa, and from […]

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General Population Posted on April 27, 2017

That’s the question that Priya Morjaria, Research Fellow in Public Health Optometry at the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), set out to answer in a study recently published in  JAMA Ophthalmology. “We wanted to know whether there is a difference in spectacle wear […]

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Posted on April 06, 2017

In October 2015, the government of China abandoned its decades-long one-child policy in an effort to balance population development and address the challenge of an ageing country. While it might be too early to determine the long-term effects of this decision, prioritizing vision health will undoubtedly become a necessity in the near future. Recent studies […]

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General Population Posted on March 07, 2017

Late in February, I had the privilege of spending a week with Vision Impact Institute (VII) colleagues in India, experiencing the culture and taking a deeper dive into the role of vision health in this vast and populous country. I was amazed at the beauty and cultural diversity around every corner, and I embraced these […]

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