Free vision care for 23,000 children to support poverty relief in rural China

450 million people in China cannot see the world clearly because they live with uncorrected poor vision. This puts them at a disadvantage which is especially true of children. A simple pair of glasses has the power to change a person’s life and create positive ripple effects on the social and economic development of a community.

By: Vision for Life – Essilor Vision Foundation China

Children’s vision – progress is being made.

For millions of children there are a myriad of obstacles to achieving healthy, clear vision. For some, it can be as simple as not recognising that their vision is blurry and for others it can be as complicated as accessing services hundreds of kilometres.  However, progress is being made; together we are meeting challenges and overcoming obstacles.

By: Courtenay Holden, Marketing and Communications Manager, Our Children’s Vision and Stephen Davis, Communications Manager, Brien Holden Vision Institute

A day for the children of Africa

On Day of the African Child, we take pause to think about the voices of children in Africa - our future leaders, artists, parents and the ones who will be ensuring the economic life of African communities and countries. We must make every effort to remove any barriers that hinder their ability to reach their full potential.

By: Petronella Nichols, Africa Regional Director, Brien Holden Vision Institute

New guidelines aim to standardise eye care available in schools.

School health programs are a unique opportunity to make sure over 700 million children have access to health care services – including eye health. The IAPB has adopted a set of guidelines that will help ensure they receive a standardized quality of eye care – regardless of their location.

By: The Our Children’s Vision Team

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