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Drivers, Children, General Population, Adults Posted on December 20, 2017

While it’s a challenge to recap our work this year, these five highlights really stand out for me. They’re not only our accomplishments, but accomplishments that were made through collaboration, and will serve as a springboard for our work in 2018. 1. Driver Safety Efforts Underway in India In India, we continue to focus our […]

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Children, General Population, Adults Posted on November 01, 2017

As a mother of three, I am convinced that parents will do just about anything for their children to be healthy. When I learned that poor vision could affect my children’s overall health, academic performance, and future opportunities, I did not hesitate to make appointments with an optometrist. I was surprised, however, to learn that […]

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General Population Posted on October 04, 2017

Today, there are more than seven billion people on our planet, and an estimated 4.3 billion of them suffer from the same health problem, regardless of their gender, age or ethnicity – poor vision. Around the world, the 2.5 billion people who still remain uncorrected would benefit from a pair of eyeglasses. Of those, 217 […]

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General Population Posted on October 03, 2017

More than 2.5 billion people around the world suffer from vision problems that can be corrected by a trained eyecare professional who can dispense a pair of eyeglasses. Around the world, though, eyecare professionals are sometimes scarce. That’s why, when given the opportunity, we choose to invest in the future of these enthusiastic changemakers – […]

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General Population Posted on July 06, 2017

Recently, a colleague shared with me a quote she saw etched on a statue in Washington D.C.  It said, “Work is love made visible.”  As I contemplated this month’s blog, I was inspired by this quote and how the work we do for vision health truly is a manifestation of our love for the world […]

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General Population Posted on May 03, 2017

As a child, I was fortunate to have family friends who served as missionaries in numerous locations around the world. Perhaps this early introduction to a global mindset laid the foundation for the role I hold today. I remember quite fondly the moments shared with a family who served in Senegal, West Africa, and from […]

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