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Singapore, 19 November 2018: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) joined with Brien Holden Vision Institute in a recent collaborative meeting at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), to host a regional discussion on myopia.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 8 November 2018: Today‘s date will be remembered in history as the momentous day the optometry profession emerged in Vietnam. Spirits are soaring in Ho Chi Minh City as the first Vietnamese-trained optometrists will graduate from the first school of optometry.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 11, 2018: Today we announce the momentous occasion of celebrating 10 years of working with our dedicated partners in Sri Lanka from 2008-2018.

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Geneva, Switzerland, 5 October 2018: A study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization has found that while school eye health programs can reduce vision impairment in children in low- and middle-income countries, programs need policy-based support to be sustainable and effective.

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Mwanza, Lake Zone, Tanzania, 20 September, 2018: Recent celebrations launched a new eye care project which will bring free eye services to more than 20,000 people in the Lake Zone.

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Sydney, Australia, 15 September, 2018: May’s unfaltering ability to engage with learners from all nationalities makes her an outstanding teacher and agent of change. She is, in my view, nothing less than a great eye health hero.

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Kampala, Uganda, 1 September 2018: Establishing a School of Optometry in Uganda took more than ten years of intense planning and negotiation, which almost ended in despair several times.

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1 August 2018, Sydney, Australia: We are pleased to announce the Australian Government has provided a further $2.5 million for retinal cameras and training.

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Sydney, Australia, 11 July 2018: A five-fold increase in vision impairment due to myopic macular degeneration (MMD) is a likely consequence of the growing prevalence of myopia globally, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

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Sydney, Australia, 28 June 2018: Brien Holden Vision Institute and the World Council of Optometry are pleased to announce a partnership to promote “Myopia Awareness Week” globally in 2019.

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