(August 13, 2020) This school year is shaping up to be anything but normal with remote, in-school, and hybrid learning. In light of these changes, the Vision Impact Institute (VII) encourages legislators and parents to continue to prioritize children’s vision. The combination of online learning, reduced face-to-face time with teachers, and limited access to school vision screenings is likely to impact children’s vision and their academic performance.
(April 23, 2020) With home schooling the new norm for many weeks now, children are spending more and more time on digital devices and, in some cases, less time moving. This combination can be challenging on their eyes and growing bodies. The Vision Impact Institute and The Cooper Institute, as part of an ongoing collaboration, have teamed up to bring parents a few easy tips to incorporate into a child’s day to keep them healthy and successful in the classroom and on the field, both now and in the future.
(February 20, 2020) The Vision Impact Institute and Optometry Giving Sight have announced an extension of their collaboration, Kids See: Success, that includes a generous financial commitment from Optometry Giving Sight. Launched in 2017, Kid See: Success promotes the importance of healthy vision for children and educates parents, legislators, advocacy groups, nurses, school teachers and administrators about the need for comprehensive eye exams for school-age children.
(January 29, 2020) The Vision Impact Institute and The Cooper Institute are pleased to announce the extension of their 2019 collaboration to improve vision and fitness for students. Now in its second year, this partnership brings together two organizations devoted to putting research into action to improve children’s health and wellness.
(December 10, 2019) The Vision Impact Institute welcomes the release of two new complementary and aligned reports on the state of vision that raise awareness of the need for people-centered eye health services globally and highlight effective response strategies.