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New Jersey Senate Education Committee Passes Bill Requiring Eye Exams for All Children Before Kindergarten

(December 11, 2018) The New Jersey Legislature's Senate Education Committee has officially passed SB 2804, a bill directing the State Board of Education to require children aged 6 and under who are entering public schools or Head Start Programs for the first time to have a comprehensive eye examination completed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist by January 1 of their initial year of enrollment.

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Vision Impact Institute and African Council of Optometry Support Efforts to Include Vision at 1st African Road Safety Forum

(November 13, 2018) Today the Vision Impact Institute, a nonprofit supported by Essilor’s Vision for Life Fund, and The African Council of Optometry (AFCO) applauded the industry’s efforts to include vision in the road safety conversation at the 1st African Road Safety Forum

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Global Executive Director, Kristan Gross, Recognized as 2018 Mentor of the Year by Women of Visionary Influence

(October 23, 2018) Women of Visionary Influence (WOVI) has recognized the Vision Impact Institute's Global Executive Director, Kristan Gross, as their Mentor of the Year

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Statement: Reducing Near Work and Increasing Outdoor Time Key to Tackling Myopia

(October 16, 2018) Last month, the provincial legislature in Shandong province, China, adopted a new regulation calling on schools to forbid students from bringing mobile phones and tablets to class in order to battle the epidemic of myopia in the province. The Vision Impact Institute welcomes these efforts

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Global Executive Director, Kristan Gross, Announced as Finalist for Women of Visionary Influence Award

(October 16, 2018) Last week the Vision Impact Institute's Global Executive Director, Kristan Gross, was recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Mentor of the Year Award from Women of Visionary Influence (WOVI), a Dallas-based organization whose mission is to empower women to lead and mentor

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