Bhutan School Sight Programme

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

It is well known that uncorrected refractive error is the leading cause of visual impairment and the most common eye disorder in children. Considering its high prevalence, socioeconomic impact and psychological effect, refractive error has gained priority as a public health challenge globally. Early diagnosis and appropriate refractive correction is among the most cost-effective interventions…

Orbis: Saving Vision and Changing Children’s Lives Across the World

Director of Research and North Asia Strategy
Organisation: Orbis International

On Universal Children’s Day, Nathan Congdon on Orbis saving vision and changing children’s lives across the world. The pyramid of children’s vision Orbis has been working to change lives through the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness since 1982. A large focus of this work has been treating cases of childhood blindness.  The numerous conditions…

Spearheading change in access to assistive technology: the GREAT Report

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The resolution WHA71.8 – Improving access to assistive technology calls upon WHO to prepare a global report on effective access to assistive technology (GREAT Report) by 2021. Complementing the World Report on Vision, the GREAT report will be a major tool in spearheading change to overcome the massive unmet need in access to assistive technologies,…

Investigating and addressing vision-related problems in high-poverty schools

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Krieger Children’s Eye Center
Organisation: Wilmer Eye Institute

The Johns Hopkins University School-Based Eye Care Team recently won Prevent Blindness’s Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. The team was selected for the award for their work investigating and addressing vision-related problems in high-poverty schools. Megan Collins writes on their work… Most children who fail vision screenings have refractive error that is…

Trainers Training in Scientific Optical Dispensing

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

With the support from WHO- SEAR the IAPB SEA conducted a Trainer Training in Optical Dispensing Course at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Bausch and Lomb School of optometry in GPR Campus, Kismatpur, Hyderabad. This was a 10-day course for practising Optometrists or Ophthalmic assistants or Optical Dispensing personnel from India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri…