Latest updates from the Vision Impact Institute

Posted on August 07, 2018

Over the last couple of months, our team has had the chance to attend several conferences where the topic of myopia (nearsightedness) was front and center. In June at the School-Based Health Alliance Conference, I spoke on a panel about how myopia impacts education and learning. Later in July, we attended the Prevent Blindness Focus […]

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Posted on July 31, 2018

A journey that started in the Dominican Republic has landed Judith Marcano Williams in Dallas as Vision Impact Institute’s Program Manager, Americas. As with any pathway there were, of course, a few stops along the way. We sat down with Judith recently to get to know the newest member of our team to understand what […]

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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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