What was so incredible about Professor Holden was that he could see a problem, identify and activate all the pieces necessary to achieve the solution. Today we remember the remarkable man and his lasting work.
By: Courtenay Holden, Marketing and Communications Manager, Our Children's Vision and James Wondrasek
The need for optometry in the health care system in Vietnam cannot be underestimated. The eye care needs of Vietnams children, now and in the future, depend on successfully introducing the profession into the public sector.
By: Ly Huynh, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Country Representative, Vietnam
Most eye conditions in children can be prevented, treated and corrected. But the risk of severe myopia (high myopia) is a particular problem that increases the risk of conditions that can lead to irreversible vision loss.
By: Kovin Naidoo, Director, Our Children's Vision and Courtenay Holden, Marketing and Communications Manager, Our Children's Vision
A group of health and development leaders are getting better vision to millions of children in need. Launching today, in New York, Our Children’s Vision is a movement - bringing governments, development agencies, the private sector, eye health practitioners and communities together to provide eye care to 50 million children by 2020.
By: Courtenay Holden, Marketing and Communications Manager, Our Children's Vision
It is a fact that without an education girls are at risk. One key barrier, which is often overlooked, when it comes to accessing an education is poor vision. Without healthy vision millions of girls around the world have their opportunities to learn taken away – when a simple pair of glasses is often the solution.
By: Daveena Brain, Executive Director, Our Children's Vision
Vision loss and eye disease in children can have a severe impact on education and development. For example, it is estimated that at least one third of the world’s 72 million children who are not in school, have a disability (including those with a vision impairment).2 This is not ok.
By: Sumrana Yasmin, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Regional Director, South East Asia & Eastern Mediterranean