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17% of the Visually Impaired do not Wear Their Vision Aids When Driving

I am pleased to share with you the latest results from a recent study on how the French population is using low vision aids i.e. glasses, etc. At the Vision...

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Lack of Awareness and Access Present Barriers to Good Vision for Women: Part 1



In our most recent blog, we discussed the need to broaden the definition of access when it comes to vision care. We must reinvent the topic to encompass access...

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Vision as a Matter of Rights



  When you think of universal human rights, what comes to mind? The right to an education, to work, to marriage and a family, to freedom of movement and expression...

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Impact of Uncorrected Vision on Productivity – A study in an Industrial setting a Pair of Spectacles

Key Highlights: Eye tests were conducted among 238 factory workers and prescription spectacles were supplied to employees needing vision correction. 187 workers needed vision correction, which is around 80% of...

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Why Eye Health Needs to be Integrated Into Health Care

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...

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Parental attitudes to myopia: a key agent of change for myopia control?

Published in 2018 Key Highlights: With the increasing prevalence in myopia there is growing interest in active myopia prevention. This study aims to increase our understanding of parental attitudes to...

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Myopia’s Connection to Worker Productivity



It’s no secret that the global prevalence of myopia is on the rise. It’s a trend that has implications for all of us, everywhere. By 2050, myopia will affect...

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IMI – Defining and Classifying Myopia: A Proposed Set of Standards for Clinical and Epidemiologic Studies

Published in 2019 Key Highlights: The purpose of this paper is to provide a standardized set of terminology, definitions, and thresholds of myopia and its main ocular complications. Critical review...

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Prevent Blindness America’s Focus on Eye Health Summit

Prevent Blindness America’s (PBA) second annual Focus on Eye Health Summit in Washington, DC concentrated on a theme very near and dear to the mission of the Vision Impact Institute...

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Comprehensive Eye and Vision Examinations

KEY POINTS Eye and vision disorders are the second most prevalent health problem affecting over 120 million Americans with employers spending more on vision and eye disease annually than on...

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