Women's and Girls' Access to Vision Care Affects Education and Livelihoods
This blog was originally published by Andrea Kirsten-Coleman of the Vision Impact Institute. Read the full article here. The Vision Impact Institute (VII) is making the case for good vision globally. Since 2013, they have been raising awareness and advocating for change. Andrea Kirsten-Coleman is the Global Communications and Awareness Manager at the Vision Impact Institute. In her role, she is responsible for telling the story of, and creating awareness of, the need to prioritize healthy vision on a global scale. It's been more than two years since the start of the pandemic that changed all of our lives. Globally, women and girls have taken the brunt of the pandemic’s impact in multiple ways, but perhaps one of the most documented is education.
Vision and Learning are Linked: What You Need to Know
Good vision can set a child up for success from the start. Being able to see well is key to physical and social development and to learning. Not all children can see well, and many of them are unaware of their issue, leaving parents and caretakers unaware too.