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New Research Highlights Need for Health-Systems Approach to Vision Care
(July 8, 2021) A recent study of OneSight Vision Centers in The Gambia offers new insight into the importance of implementing a strengthening program for services that address poor vision through a health system lens.
Increased Virtual Learning Impacts Children’s Vision
(March 31, 2021) – The Vision Impact Institute recently convened experts in children’s vision and health to discuss the implications of digital learning on children’s vision, a year after many schools globally switched to virtual learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vision Impact Institute Applauds Efforts to Link Good Vision to Safer Roads
(November 13, 2020) On November 15, the Vision Impact Institute will join organizations around the world to commemorate the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
World Sight Day: An Opportunity to Refocus on Vision as a Global Priority
(October 8, 2020) Today, the Vision Impact Institute joins global vision organizations to emphasize the need for good vision as part of World Sight Day. The theme, Hope in Sight, provides a platform to create awareness about the importance of good vision as the world works to rebuild economies, societies, and education systems heavily impacted by COVID-19.
Back-to-School Must Include a Renewed Focus on Children’s Vision
(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.
Five Simple Tips to Protect Your Child’s Vision and Fitness During Quarantine
(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.