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Posted on February 04, 2019
2019 India Road Safety

This week in India, the country is celebrating its 30th annual Road Safety Week. It is not surprising that road safety is a key concern in a country with the highest number of traffic deaths per annum, and the topics being raised range from infrastructure needs and inner peace that affects driver behavior on the […]

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Posted on January 15, 2019

It’s early enough in 2019 for me to wish you a prosperous and Happy New Year! I wonder if you are like me and view each new year as a clean slate, an opportunity to start afresh and continue to build on the successes of the months and years that came before. For the Vision […]

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Posted on December 19, 2018

We can no longer look at vision as a separate problem in a silo. It’s an issue that should not only be part of public health, but also part of education, road safety, and gender equity conversations. Our work this year has taken us across the globe to participate in these conversations, and while we […]

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Posted on December 17, 2018

  Today the New Jersey Senate passed  with a vote of 37-0 SB 2804 a bill directing the State Board of Education to require children aged 6 and under who are entering public schools or Head Start Programs for the first time, to have a comprehensive eye examination completed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist by […]

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Posted on December 10, 2018

  When you think of universal human rights, what comes to mind? The right to an education, to work, to marriage and a family, to freedom of movement and expression – these are all incredible rights, but to the nearly 2.5 billion people around the world suffering from uncorrected vision problems, they can be inaccessible. […]

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Posted on November 15, 2018

The topic of vision and road safety took center stage earlier this month in Bogotá, Colombia, at an awareness raising event organized by Dr. Fanny Rivera Pinzon, local optometrist and founder of FITVision Optometria Deportiva,  a Colombian company specializing in providing visual solutions and eye training to amateur athletes and drivers. The Vision Impact Institute was a […]

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