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Posted on November 07, 2016

We’re heading into the holiday season – a time when people reflect on the past year and what they want to do better in the coming year. You also might hear some advice – welcome or otherwise – from family members as you gather together. If I can be so bold, the Vision Impact Institute […]

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Posted on October 04, 2016

Each year, I see October as a month of change – fall foliage appears, and families settle into school year routines. October also brings World Sight Day, a day of awareness which serves as a continual reminder to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. But this year, October also signals a change for […]

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Posted on September 07, 2016

There are more than 7 billion people on our planet, and an estimated 2.5 billion of them suffer from the same health problem, regardless of their gender, age or ethnicity: vision impairment. Whether moderate or severe, vision impairment can have far-reaching social and economic impacts on the lives of individuals, their families, and the communities […]

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Posted on August 16, 2016

Earlier this year, we announced that Shailaja Pathania was joining our team as the Principal Consultant for Advocacy in India. We are pleased to share the Vision Impact Institute’s (VII) efforts in India are already generating a response – both in awareness and action for the future. In India, a country with nearly 550 million […]

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Posted on July 21, 2016

Ambassador Wu Jianmin 1939-2016 It is with a heavy heart that I share with you news of the passing of our esteemed Advisory Board member, Mr. Wu Jianmin. As the former Chinese Ambassador to France, the Netherlands and the United Nations in Geneva before heading to the influential Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, Mr. Wu […]

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Posted on July 06, 2016

At the recent World Economic Forum in China, EYElliance, a coalition of public, private and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) released a report outlining how the outlook for the world population’s vision is dimming unless major changes are made. The Vision Impact Institute was pleased to be the leading research partner for this project. Eyeglasses for Global […]

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