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Statement: Vision Impact Institute Supports Women in Japan Demanding Rights to Wear Glasses at Work

(November 11, 2019) Recent reports aired by Japan’s Nippon TV and Business Insider Japan revealed that women in Japan working in a number of industries have been instructed by the companies in which they work to refrain from wearing eyeglasses on the job. The same rules do not apply to their male counterparts. Reasons given for the policy range from appearance to safety. The Vision Impact Institute applauds the thousands of social media users and traditional media outlets that have recently spoken out against this decision.

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Vision Impact Institute Expands Advisory Board

(September 10, 2019) The Vision Impact Institute is pleased to announce two new additions to the organization's Global Advisory Board. Allyala Nandakumar, Ph.D, and Serge Resnikoff, M.D, Ph.D, were approved as board members at the organization's meeting in July.

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Statement: Vision Impact Institute Supports WHO’s Guidelines on Activity for Children

(April 25, 2019) Earlier this week the World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines on children’s physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep for those under five years of age. The Vision Impact Institute is pleased to see the inclusion of guidelines on screen time for children.

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Vision Impact Institute Highlights Critical Role of Good Vision for Women and Girls on International Women’s Day

(March 7, 2019) This International Women’s Day the Vision Impact Institute is highlighting the critical role good vision plays in creating a more balanced world for women and girls. Today, the organization launched the Vision for Balance campaign to encourage women and girls to share how good vision has positively impacted their lives.

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Vision Impact Institute Urges Legislators to Prioritize Good Vision to Improve Road Safety

(February 4, 2019) The Vision Impact Institute is urging Indian lawmakers and advocates to continue their commitment to creating safer roads by prioritizing good vision on the road during this Road Safety Week and beyond.

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