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Eye Health Heroes 2021

Our Eye Health Heroes work with passion, purpose and determination to improve peoples’ lives all over the world.
They are the change-makers, innovators and emerging leaders from across all areas and backgrounds in eye health.

Eye Health Heroes 2021

Eye Health Heroes 2021

The Eye Health Heroes 2021 programme will continue the momentum we started in 2020, recognising and celebrating young and upcoming frontline staff, volunteers, support staff and more within the eye health sector.  

In 2021, we are seeking nominations for Eye Health Heroes within three categories from across the eye health sector including those working in clinical, hospital, research, INGO/NGO, business and public policy settings.    

Nominees may be working on the front line tackling the response to COVID-19, research and development, advocacy, programmes, sales, business, support services or clinical areas linked to ophthalmology and optometry.  

Eye Health Heroes are open to anyone working across eye health, who are aged 35 and under.  

Organisations are invited to nominate no more than one member of staff per category as Eye Health Heroes:  

Eye Health Heroes can be nominated in any one of the following categories:
  1. Change-makers are motivated to act. They turn good ideas into action and they keep trying until they have made a difference.  From embedding eye health in health systems, changing corporate behaviour or bringing about policy change they are actively bringing positive change through their actions.  
  2. Innovators embrace new ideas and create new possibilities and outcomes.  They challenge the status quo and push the boundaries of knowledge to develop new approaches, systems or appropriate technologies in eye health.     
  3. Future Leaders emerge at all levels and in all roles across eye health.  They have some shared characteristics; they are high performers in their roles, influence others, show potential and are open to learning, failing and growing.  They have strong people building skills – leaders build leaders and they can unite others and help them see new possibilities 


Nominate your hero!


IAPB is thankful to the Allergan, an AbbVie company for supporting the Eye Health Hero programme for 2020 and 2021.

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