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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Levelling the playing field

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

In the development sector, we often find ourselves discussing and debating the injustice of health. Why is it that some children have easy access to anything from a vaccination to an eye exam, and others go without?

By: The Our Children’s Vision Team

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Optometry = possibility.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

All optometrist should reflect on how they can reach more patients, more efficiently, more cost effectively. It is important today, and every day, because there are children who cannot access a simple eye exam…and we all know the consequences of that.

By: Hasan Minto, Director of Programs, Our Children’s Vision

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10 Million – more than a number

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

A number we should all be proud of, but it is much more than that – it is millions of little lives that now have it easier at school, are safer on the playground, are happier and more confident in themselves.

By: The Our Children’s Vision Team

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