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Posted on November 23, 2015

The past few months have been busy ones for us at the Vision Impact Institute. As we continue our focus on bringing awareness to the global impact of URE and the benefits of healthy vision, we have spent significant time with other organizations doing great work to create world-wide change in these areas. One such […]

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Posted on October 09, 2015

Myopia (nearsightedness) is rapidly rising in East Asia, Europe and the United States, especially among younger people. Sixty years ago, 10–20% of the Chinese population was nearsighted. Today, up to 90% of teenagers and young adults have myopia. Other parts of the world, such as the United States and Germany have also seen dramatic increases. […]

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Posted on September 25, 2015

Poor vision is a subtle disability in children. For school-age children, a missed eye exam can result in a lifetime of hardship because undiagnosed vision problems are often easily confused with other conditions: cognitive ability, attention deficit and poor dexterity. Children with undiagnosed vision issues simply do not do as well in school as those […]

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Posted on August 25, 2015

As I return home from this first World Congress, I can’t help but think how the world is full of disparities. Education and innovation in the field of optometry has changed people’s lives for the better. We have witnessed how early diagnosis and treatment contributes to a long, healthy and productive lifestyle. But, the reality […]

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Posted on July 28, 2015

Today is a sad day indeed. Our dear friend Brien Holden passed away, leaving a legacy of inspiration, perseverance and vision. We were blessed by his efforts and research, and encouraged by his desire to provide healthy vision to all. My first introduction to Brien was at an Optometry Giving Sight dinner, where I had […]

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Posted on July 16, 2015

I have recently returned from several advocacy meetings in Brazil. While there, I was able to meet with the SBO (Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology) and CBO (Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology), to investigate ways to work with the Ministry of Health to encourage municipalities to apply for government programs for vision correction of school children. It […]

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