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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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Posted on July 15, 2019

This month in New York, the High-Level Political Forum, convened by the Economic and Social Council, takes place over a ten-day period. More than 2,000 participants including ministers, business and civil society leaders will rally to review progress on six of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I was struck by the fact that prioritizing […]

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Posted on July 08, 2019

Afua Asare sees the big picture when it comes to ensuring good vision for all. Through her research, she is investigating how vision care fits into the broader public health discussion and how costs and socioeconomic status impact an individual’s ability to receive care. The University of Toronto Ph.D. candidate is the 2019 Vision Impact […]

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Posted on June 07, 2019

“As I reflect on the past six months of 2019, I’m deeply inspired by the movement that is building to create a world where everyone can see well. Whether it’s legislators advancing the cause of children’s vision or the researcher investigating a vision trend to reveal groundbreaking insights, one thing is clear: change is underway. […]

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Posted on May 24, 2019

May 25 marks this year’s Africa Day, a day that celebrates unity across the continent. When it comes to driving a united effort around access to vision in Africa, EYElliance is one organization doing just that. We recently talked with Liz Smith, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, to learn more about EYElliance’s journey to address the […]

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