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General Population, Adults Posted on July 24, 2014

This time of year is quite busy for the vision community. The UK’s National Eye Health Week, EVER (European Association for Vision and Eye Research) Conference, the US’ the Eye and the Auto Conference, and The Envision Conference have all just been completed. And, World Sight Day was a global success earlier this month. Our […]

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Drivers, General Population Posted on June 05, 2014

Driving is an important part of everyday life, whether you are the driver or passenger. Poor vision is a hazard on the road. The Vision Impact Institute would like to highlight just a few of the studies at our site that reflect the cost of poor vision on driving. We have a total of 24 studies […]

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Children Posted on May 24, 2014

The Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology is the oldest ophthalmic organization in the world, with Latin America’s per capita ratio of ophthalmologists now rivaling that of Europe and North America. Latin America is developing the infrastructure to provide eye care and prevent vision problems to an incredibly diverse population. The Vision Impact Institute would like to […]

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General Population Posted on April 24, 2014

The Pan American Ophthalmology Congress and the Brazilian Congress of Ophthalmology was held earlier this month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Vision Impact Institute’s President, Jean-Felix Biosse Duplan was invited to talk during the “How to help the governments work better with patients” session with Dr. Bruce Spivey and Professor Rubens Belfort Junior as […]

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General Population Posted on February 24, 2014

When we set out to assemble the best studies available on the impact of visual impairment, we did so knowing that not all research is equally valuable. Some papers are more current than others, or come from sources with greater credibility. And studies that look at a broader sample of the population may give us […]

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Adults Posted on January 24, 2014

This is, for me, one of the greatest paradoxes of the present century:  Our lives are invaded by screens of all types (smartphones, tablets, PC’s). Good vision is a major priority for survival in this interconnected world. Yet, while 80 % of vision problems are preventable, it is completely underestimated by most. Is it lack […]

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