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ABOUT US

MAKING THE CASE FOR 
GOOD VISION

Raising awareness about the importance of vision correction and protection to make good vision a global priority

WHY WE ADVOCATE

The Vision Impact Institute (VII) is making the case for good vision globally. Since 2013, we have been raising awareness and advocating for change — powered by our online database of nearly 700 evidence-based reports and studies that form the foundation of our work.

 

Partnerships with thought leaders, health policymakers, academic institutions, media and other industry leaders help us advocate to connect the impact good vision has on children’s education, gender equity, road safety, myopia, and much more.

Poor vision – the world’s most widespread unaddressed disability – has an impact on the quality of life of people everywhere. Today, this impact is even more pronounced as we adapt to changing global priorities and circumstances.
 

Here’s why we advocate for good vision:

OUR GLOBAL WORK

The VII works around the world to create awareness and advocate to prioritize good vision in order to meet the unique needs of specific regions and countries.

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OUR TEAM

Our global team works with eye care leaders, NGOs, governments and policymakers to elevate the priority of good vision. Learn more and connect with us.

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KRISTAN
GROSS

Global Executive Director

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JUDITH
WILLIAMS

Program Manager
The Americas

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ANDREA
KIRSTEN-COLEMAN

Global Communications Manager

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EVA LAZUKA-NICOULAUD

Director
Europe and Africa

 

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

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KEVIN
FRICK 

Professor and Vice Dean for Education, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, USA

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ALLYALA KRISHNA NANDAKUMAR

Professor of the Practice, Brandeis University, Chief Economist at the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, USA

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SERGE
RESNIKOFF

Professor, International Expert and Consultant in Global Public Health, Ophthalmology and Eye Health, Switzerland

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CLARE
GILBERT

Professor of International
Eye Health, UK

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ARUN
BHARAT RAM

Chairman of SRF Limited, India

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WANG
WEI

Economic Advisor to Ministerial and Provincial Governments, China

Our advisory board provides expertise and guidance in understanding poor vision, drawing attention to its consequences, and connecting people with evidence for change and to each other.

In partnership with associations, organizations, academic institutions, and sector leaders, we are elevating the priority of good vision around the world. 

PARTNERSHIPS FOR IMPACT