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Elderly Posted on August 08, 2017

While discussing the topic for this blog recently with a colleague, she told me about her grandmother, Mavis, who died last year at the age of 101. Although she felt many of the affects of aging in her later years, including impaired vision, Mavis continued to fill her life with the activities she loved; knitting, […]

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Elderly, General Population, Adults Posted on February 27, 2015

It is a well-known fact that as we age, our eyesight worsens. But for an increasing number of individuals, vision loss is attributed to Age-related Macular Degeneration, also known as AMD. This debilitating disease takes two forms, “wet” and “dry” AMD, and affects the macula, the central region of the retina. There is no cure […]

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Elderly, Children, General Population Posted on December 26, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close and we look ahead at the year to come, I thought it would be a good opportunity to introduce myself to you as the new president of the Vision Impact Institute. In the past few months, I’ve worked closely with your outgoing president, Jean-Félix Biosse Duplan, diving deep into […]

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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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Elderly, General Population, Adults Posted on March 24, 2013

Earlier this year the Vision Impact Institute chose to join and support the efforts of the European Coalition for Vision (ECV), which is doing a great job raising the profile of eye and vision health and tracking new studies on vision impairment in Europe. It is a best practice that other countries / regions could […]

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