Awareness

Lack of awareness is the main barrier to correcting the 2.5 billion uncorrected people. Most of them simply don’t know they suffer from visual impairment because they have lived with it all their lives. Our awareness and advocacy efforts are fundamental to ensure that vision care has the attention it deserves and that people understand the quality of life benefits of healthy vision.

     
     

#PutVisionFirst: to celebrate World Sight Day 2017

Today 2.5 billion people, one third of the world’s population, can’t see clearly compromising their ability to learn, work and be safe. In addition, if current trends continue 5 billion people – half the world’s population – will suffer from myopia by 2050. Yet regular comprehensive eye exams, performed by eye care professionals, are often […]

     

Advocating for Road Safety in India

In 2016 road accidents in India claimed nearly 400 lives a day. That’s more than any other country. In an effort to help improve road safety in India, the Vision Impact Institute (VII) works to impact road safety policies.  This includes advocating for regular vision checks for Indian drivers to put it firmly at the top of the […]

     

Action for Road Safety

Road safety starts with good vision. It is the most important sense to take decisions on the road. And 80% of all visual impairments can be prevented or cured. But public awareness is low and access to quality eyeglasses remains limited in many regions of the world. According to the WHO, every year 1.25 million […]

     
     

SIGHT – The Story of Vision

Last year broadcasters across the U.S. premiered “SIGHT – The Story of Vision”, a one-hour documentary directed by Kris Koenig and narrated by Sir Elton John. It traces the progress in eye care over the past 800 years, as well as the growing worldwide vision crisis and efforts undertaken by individuals and organizations to resolve it. The documentary also […]

     
     
     
     

New program in China will provide vision care to 30,000 children

In a continuous effort to fight against poor vision in children, and the serious consequences it can have on their lives as adults, Essilor Vision Foundation  China recently announced a long-term partnership which will ensure that 30,000 young boys and girls in Xing County, Shanxi province, benefit from the vision care they need to help them learn and contribute […]

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