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General Population Posted on October 04, 2017

Today, there are more than seven billion people on our planet, and an estimated 4.3 billion of them suffer from the same health problem, regardless of their gender, age or ethnicity – poor vision. Around the world, the 2.5 billion people who still remain uncorrected would benefit from a pair of eyeglasses. Of those, 217 […]

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General Population Posted on October 03, 2017

More than 2.5 billion people around the world suffer from vision problems that can be corrected by a trained eyecare professional who can dispense a pair of eyeglasses. Around the world, though, eyecare professionals are sometimes scarce. That’s why, when given the opportunity, we choose to invest in the future of these enthusiastic changemakers – […]

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Drivers, Adults Posted on September 11, 2017

As I pack my bags for the 2nd World Congress of Optometry (WCO) in Hyderabad, I’m reminded of India’s recently celebrated 70th year of independence. By all counts, India is poised for the future. The country has seen significant economic growth over the past seven decades. In fact, India is now a $2.3 trillion economy, […]

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Elderly Posted on August 08, 2017

While discussing the topic for this blog recently with a colleague, she told me about her grandmother, Mavis, who died last year at the age of 101. Although she felt many of the affects of aging in her later years, including impaired vision, Mavis continued to fill her life with the activities she loved; knitting, […]

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General Population Posted on July 06, 2017

Recently, a colleague shared with me a quote she saw etched on a statue in Washington D.C.  It said, “Work is love made visible.”  As I contemplated this month’s blog, I was inspired by this quote and how the work we do for vision health truly is a manifestation of our love for the world […]

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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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