Health promotion in schools improves eye health literacy in children – research study

Communications Manager / Project Officer - Public Health
Organisation: Brien Holden Vision Institute

  300 children, aged 12-15 at five schools in Vietnam involved Knowledge and attitudes to eye health improved by 10-20% Uptake of eye examinations increased by more than 20% Some knowledge, attitudes and practices were unchanged Health promotion in schools is an effective way to transfer knowledge to children and could potentially improve eye care…

Child Sight in Vietnam

Associate Director, Programme, Seeing is Believing Group Public Affairs and Sustainability
Organisation: Standard Chartered

Kate Woodhead from Standard Chartered Bank writes about her recent visit to a Seeing is Believing (SiB) project in Vietnam. In April this year I was lucky enough to visit one of our two active Seeing is Believing (SiB) projects in Vietnam – the Fred Hollows Foundation’s Viet Nam Child Eye Care Project. Approximately 2.6…

Developing Child Eye Health Services

Organisation: Addenbrooke’s Abroad

 On World Orthoptic Day, Claire Studley Scott, Orthoptist and a volunteer for Addenbrooke’s Abroad writes about the importance of early detection and treatment for children & her work in Botswana. Claire (second from right) with nurses in Botswana Happy World Orthoptic Day everyone! Orthoptics is a paramedical profession, primarily involved in the diagnosis and management…

Focus On : Brien Holden Vision Institute

Sub Regional Manager, East Africa
Organisation: Brien Holden Vision Institute

For Africa Day, Naomi Nsubuga, Sub Regional Manager, East Africa, Brien Holden Vision Institute, writes about their work in East Africa to address URE and support eye care workers. Today as we mark Africa Day 2017, we look at the efforts Brien Holden Vision Institute has made to address the challenges of eye health in East…

Optometry – more than just eye care

Chair, IAPB School Eye Health Working Group, Global Programs Director, Our Children Vision, and Program Director, Child Eye Health & Low Vision, Brien Holden Vision Institute
Organisation: The Brien Holden Vision Institute

As eye care professionals, we all know that current efforts to address child eye health needs are falling far too short. Refractive errors, for example, are simple and cost effective to correct yet they continue to negatively effect the lives of millions of children worldwide. There are a number of reasons why care is often…