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General Population, Adults Posted on January 15, 2015

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and while more than 2.7 million people in the United States and over 60 million people worldwide suffer from this degenerative eye disease(1), few people out there know much about it. Glaucoma is the result of damage to the optic nerve and loss of the field of vision, often clinically […]

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Drivers, General Population, Adults Posted on October 24, 2014

I’m sure you already know this story: what does a driver who has just gone through a red traffic light immediately say to the police man who has stopped them? « I didn’t SEE it ». Of course, among these drivers, you’ll find some liars, but there are also a great number of them who tell the truth: […]

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General Population, Adults Posted on August 10, 2014

Some matters torment me for years and I would like to share them with you. If one can spend his life with poor vision, it is unclear that poor vision can ensure durable life.  Indeed, how many road casualties could we avoid with a corrected view? How many work-related accidents? Depressions? Absurd injuries while at […]

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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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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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Elderly, Adults Posted on December 24, 2013

Given the immensity of the challenges raised by poor vision (4.2 billion people in the world have bad eyesight), a solution may feel daunting or unattainable. But the problem is far simpler to solve than one might imagine. Here are a few things to consider when approaching a resolution for this global health issue: 1. […]

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