How do we ensure eye care is everywhere?

President and CEO
Organisation: Operation Eyesight Universal

We tend to know why children and adults do not access eye care services – poverty, inability to access services, uninformed about solutions to poor vision, the stigma involved, and the list goes on… Knowing the “why” is the easy part. What we are all working towards is the “how.” How do we eliminate those…

Attending the Council of Members 2018 – It’s a wrap

As we boarded our flights home, our heads full of the inspiring and dynamic discussions, innovative ideas and progressions from the Council, we wanted to commend IAPB on the great success of the Council of Members 2018 by offering a congratulatory wrap-up. Brien Holden Vision Institute is a Group A Sponsorship IAPB Member and we…

The vision of 27 million children

Campaign Marketing and Communications Manager
Organisation: Our Children's Vision

“I first knew about my sight problem when I was nine years old. Slowly my difficulty of seeing from a distance and near objects became worse in school as well as at home.”- Billal, Primary School, Ethiopia In April 2016, Our Children’s Vision was launched with the ambitious goal of reaching 50 million children with…

Vacancy: Campaign Manager for Our Children’s Vision (UK)

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

Job: Campaign Manager for Our Children’s Vision – UK, Ireland and Northern Europe Location: Based with Vision Aid Overseas, Crawley, West Sussex (with some home-working possible) Full-time, initial one-year contract (with probable extension to two) Competitive salary, some national and international travel required The Role Our Children’s Vision has been gaining momentum over the last few…

VAO hosts call to action event at House of Commons, London

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

Press Release – Vision Aid Overseas hosts a call to action on Universal Eye Health Coverage at the House of Commons, London. Vision Matters: Leave No-One Behind Organised by the international eye care charity Vision Aid Overseas, last night (20th March), a range of International Development charities, MPs, the private sector, donors and High Commissioners…

Our Children’s Vision – Global partners gather in Sri Lanka

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Ambakandawila, Sri Lanka, February 5-6, 2017: Our Children’s Vision, the global initiative upscaling, accelerating and expanding eye health services to more children around the world, is set to host dozens of representatives from their international partner base. The meeting is bringing together leaders in the eye health and development field to scrutinize health integration models…

The vision of 18 million children

Campaign Marketing and Communications Manager
Organisation: Our Children's Vision

Eighteen million is a big number, and changing eighteen million lives, – the equivalent of the combined populations of Sweden and Switzerland – is no mean feat. So when Our Children’s Vision, a global campaign to provide eye care to young people, hit their 10 million children target in its first year, it was certainly…

Optometry – more than just eye care

Director of child eye health and Low vision Programmes
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…

Why So Many Children Around The World Could Go Blind

CEO
Organisation: Brien Holden Vision Institute

Ten years ago, an estimated 19 million children worldwide suffered from serious vision problems such as near-sightedness, or myopia, the leading cause of distance vision impairment. Since then, this epidemic has grown even worse. Severe myopia is a particular problem, increasing the risk of cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and myopic macular degeneration — all of…