Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center and Clearly Partner to launch kids eye health app

The health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic extend far beyond the coronavirus itself.  Lockdown measures have changed the way we work, interact and learn, and the effect these changes are having on our eyes is poorly understood. What we are certain of is that people are adjusting to working in more constrained environments: face-to-face meetings…

A Call to solve the vision crisis among school children

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Organisation: Clearly

“There is no smile quite like the one that is returned from eyes that once more can see.” So says Sophie, The Countess of Wessex who hosted a hugely successful gathering at St James’s Palace at the end of February for an event organised by Clearly on behalf of the ‘Vision for the Commonwealth’ coalition.…

Launch of UN Friends of Vision Group

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

First meeting/Image taken from Clearly/Twitter On World Sight Day in October Ambassador Aubrey Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations, convened the first meeting of the UN Friends of Vision group. It followed considerable efforts by Clearly, the organisation founded by James Chen to persuade governments to take notice of the…

New research reveals glasses boost worker productivity

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

As the first Global Disability Summit takes place, new evidence of how a simple pair of glasses can improve workers’ productivity and reduce poverty is published. A trial of Indian tea pickers, has shown that the provision of glasses improved their productivity by 21.7 per cent – and for those aged over 50 the increase…