Category Archives: Vision Impact Institute

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: Vision Impact Institute Encourages Efforts to Link Good Vision to Safer Roads

Inclusion of vision in road safety conversation is crucial to reducing accidents. DALLAS, Nov. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On November 15, the Vision Impact Institute will join organizations around the world to commemorate the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. According to the World Health Organization, 1.35 million people died on the world’s roads […]

World Sight Day: An Opportunity to Refocus on Vision as a Global Priority

Good vision must be integral part of build-back strategy. DALLAS, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On October 8, 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 Impact Institute: New Reports on State of Vision Will Renew Global Focus on the Societal Impact of Poor Vision

First WHO World Health Report on Vision and Essilor Report on Eliminating Poor Vision underscore need to include vision health in global public health agenda DALLAS, Dec. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — 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 […]

Vision Impact Institute Expands Advisory Board

Allyala Nandakumar and Serge Resnikoff Bring Expertise in Global Health and Vision DALLAS, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Vision Impact Institute (VII) 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. […]

Key to Workplace Productivity May Be in the Eyes

New study suggests economic case for prioritizing myopia management DALLAS, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Published in the journal Ophthalmology, study indicates vision impairment and blindness caused by uncorrected myopia (nearsightedness) cost the global economy an estimated US$244 billion in lost productivity in 2015. East Asia, including China, accounts for largest burden of productivity loss […]