Latest updates from the Vision Impact Institute

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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Posted on February 14, 2017

Have you ever wondered what role your vision plays in safe driving? If you answered ‘no,’ you are in good company. In fact, the United Nations recently delivered mandates around road safety, but vision standards didn’t even enter the discussion. This omission has led many organizations and working groups around the world to create a […]

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Posted on January 20, 2017

This year promises to be great at the Vision Impact Institute (VII), and I am humbled and honored to now be leading such an amazing organization. The past two years have brought tremendous growth to the VII and to the conversation around refractive error. Global discussion has significantly increased around  vision health, specifically as it […]

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