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Posted on October 02, 2019

For almost 20 years on the second Thursday of October, we have celebrated World Sight Day, the most important awareness and advocacy event on the global eye health calendar. This year, the world focuses on putting “Vision First!“. This day provides a launching pad from which many organizations deliver key messages to decision-makers who have […]

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Posted on September 27, 2019

A quick check of Merriam Webster’s dictionary offers the definition of momentum as “the strength or force that allows something to continue or grow stronger or faster as time passes.” This is how I would describe the current sentiment when it comes to setting standards for children’s vision. I’m confident in this opinion because of […]

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Posted on September 20, 2019

In our work, we’re privileged to have the opportunity to speak to some amazing people at the forefront of vision awareness, research, and advocacy. Going forward, we’re excited to be able to bring those conversations directly to you. Recently, we had the opportunity to host a discussion with newly-appointed VII Advisory Board member Dr. Serge […]

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Posted on September 12, 2019

Last month, we highlighted the opportunities and challenges of our work in The Americas. This month, I sat down with Eva Lazuka-Nicoulaud, Director, Europe and Africa, to bring you a glimpse into our advocacy efforts in this vast region as we work to prioritize good vision. How many countries, languages, and people are in the […]

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Posted on August 14, 2019

  In the second half of 2018, we made a key decision to raise the global footprint of the Vision Impact Institute through the expansion of our team in key regions. I recently had the privilege to sit down with Judith Marcano Williams, VII Program Manager, The Americas, to capture a better understanding of this […]

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Posted on July 23, 2019

It’s no secret that the global prevalence of myopia is on the rise. It’s a trend that has implications for all of us, everywhere. By 2050, myopia will affect nearly five billion people, with one billion of those affected by high myopia. These people are children in schools, drivers on the road, and workers at […]

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