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

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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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Why no one should be left behind

Wednesday, 04 April 2018

Eye health has the potential to become one of the largest health interventions in modern history. We are at a point where no country can afford to leave anyone behind.

By: Nicola Chevis, CEO, Vision Aid Overseas

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Reducing inequalities starts by giving children equal opportunities. Sadly, these opportunities too often depend on the quality of education a child receives, and giving a child equal learning opportunities can start with something as simple as making sure they can see well.

By: Vision for Life

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Movements are successful when the groundswell of support overwhelms the barriers to access of care, and that is exactly what we are trying to achieve here.

By: Dr. Scott Mundle, World Council of Optometry, President

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Are you ready? Be ready.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Children are standing up, standing together and raising their voices for the disadvantaged amongst them. We cannot think of a more worthy challenge, or one we are more proud to support.

By: The Our Children's Vision Team

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Saving our children’s vision may seem like a daunting task, but together we have the possibility of ensuring a more literate and capable society if we simply break down barriers to vision care for our children. On this World Sight Day, and every day, let’s make vision count.

By: Kristan Gross, Vision Impact Institute, Global Executive Director

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Does vision really matter?

Thursday, 12 October 2017

We all want to see a world where children, regardless of their gender, economic status or geographical location deserve the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life. We would be remiss to think that eye health is not an integral part of that picture.

By: Kovin Naidoo, Our Children’s Vision, Director

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The vision of 16.5 million children

Thursday, 31 August 2017

When we hit our first year target of 10 million it was certainly a cause for celebration – the additional 8 million seen is an indicator that we are onto something big!

By: The Our Children’s Vision Team

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A playground can expand a child’s imagination, challenge their brains, build their muscles, and potentially protect their sight. We are teaming up with Major League Baseball Players Trust and KaBoom! to help build safe places to play.

By: The Our Children’s Vision Team

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