Latest updates from the Vision Impact Institute

Posted on June 07, 2018

Over the past two months, our blog has focused on the critical need for and benefits of children’s vision and the existing simple solution that can change the lives of millions of children worldwide. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, a recent New York Times article elaborated on the measurable need for […]

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Posted on May 23, 2018

In 2009 Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, in a now-famous TED Talk, highlighted the potential issue we face when we tell only a single story about a person or problem. We risk misunderstanding a situation and not understanding the complete picture. We see this from time to time in our work prioritizing vision health. Sometimes […]

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Posted on May 07, 2018

At the end of April I had the opportunity to join more than 400 global health experts, technologists, and social impact professionals at SwitchPoint. The conference was designed to highlight the latest global health and humanitarian innovations, and the innovators making a difference for communities around the world. A restored cotton mill in the small […]

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Posted on May 01, 2018

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got.” While this quote has been attributed to numerous people in the past, including Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, and Henry Ford, its meaning remains the same regardless of its origin. We cannot continue to do business as usual if we […]

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Posted on April 17, 2018

Vision Impact Institute urges advocates to prioritize good vision to create safer roads to mark National Road Safety Week.  “We know that while driving, 90 percent of the information a driver takes in comes from visual inputs about the road itself, other vehicles, pedestrians, signs, and the passing scenery,” says Kristan Gross, Global Executive Director […]

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Posted on April 16, 2018

VII Laboratories send support to Korean women anchor wearing glasses – Kookmin Ilbo Vision Impact Institute Applauds Lim Hyeon-Ju for Challenging Stigmas Surrounding Spectacle Wear for Women On April 12, according to the Korean Herald, Lim Hyeon-Ju, South Korean Anchor for Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), became the first South Korean female anchor to wear eyeglasses […]

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