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3 Global Eye Health Challenge Global Visual Impairment (VA < 6/18) 640 million people are blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have a pair of glasses Total: 832 million

4 Consequence of Poverty

5 Licensing Basic & Applied Research Collaborative Research & Product Developme nt Public Health Commercialisation Ophthalmic Research Institute Vision and Eye Health Vision Myopia and Presbyopia NGO Uncorrected refractive error Licenced 2 technologies from Vision CRC to ATI ATI Developing breakthrough solutions and surgical products ATA ComX ISO Certified Culture The Brien Holden Vision Institute: Multifaceted strategy Not for profit Commercialization - For profit

6 Brien Holden Vision Institute Preventing blindness and vision impairment by supporting the building of sustainable eye care systems worldwide Optometry development through optometry school support, global access to optometry curricula & practitioner training Developing breakthrough vision correction and eye health solutions Developing research opportunities

7 Investing in Sustainability


9 Commercial Products Silicone hydrogel lenses (account for 50% of $6.7b soft contact lens market sold annually – over $220m in royalties in the last 10 years) Soft toric lenses Myopia control spectacles Multifocal contact lenses Practitioner Education Programs: Essilor

10 Human Development: Public Health

11 Public Health Division Founded as International Centre for Eyecare Education (ICEE) in 1998 2012 – renamed Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation aka Brien Holden Vision Institute – Public Health Division Addressing blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error, through: - Human Resource Development - Service Delivery and Infrastructure - Research - Social Enterprise

12 South Africa Vietnam Pakistan Cambodia Darwin PNG Mongolia Tanzania Nigeria Sri Lanka Uganda Colombia Public Health Division Locations Ghana Solomon Islands Malawi Mozambique Eritrea Kenya Cameroon Ethiopia Gambia Mali Argentina Paraguay Haiti Samoa Bangladesh India Sydney Education – 39,258 eye care personnel trained Optometry Development – Training in 57 schools and 1,652 educators Infrastructure – 400+ sites for eye care Service Delivery – 287,222 spectacles dispensed Blindness Prevention and Eye Health Programs

13 Responding to the service delivery challenge FLEXIBILITY AND LOCAL RELEVANCE

14 Service Delivery: different approaches needed Reaching the 7 billion Private Sector

15 Service Delivery: different approaches needed Reaching the 7 billion Public Sector

16 Service Delivery in KZN 3 3 2 4 2 2 1 2 3 3 8 33 optometrists 11 Districts 123 clinics 1000 000 patients


18 Service Delivery: different approaches needed Reaching the 7 billion Social Enterprise


20 Social Entrepreneurship: Spectacle Technicians Training Developed a 6-week course, part of a 6 month in-house training Ideal to economically empower individuals Creates affordability in local communities

21 Education

22 67 CURRENT VISION LINK SCHOOLS SAUDI ARABIA 1 CHINA 11 TAIWAN 3 HONG KONG 2 KOREA 5 SOUTH ASIA 21 THAILAND 3 PHILIPPINES 3 MALAYSIA 4 SINGAPORE 3 INDONESIA 8 INDIA 13 SOUTH AFRICA 4 University of Melbourne University of New South Wales OTEN NSW College of TAFE Queensland University of Technology WA College of TAFE Auckland University PGIMER, Chandigarh Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai BVP School of Optometry, Pune Municipal Eye Hospital, Mumbai Elite School of Optometry, Chennai Lotus College of Optometry, Mumbai SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad Hari Jyot College of Optometry, Gujarat Nagar school of Optometry, Ahmedabad Gujarat & Mainpal College of Allied Health Services Nasik College of Optometry and Ophthalmic Sciences All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, Hyderabad Vidyasagar College of Optometry Calcutta Beijing Tongren Hospital Jingling Institute of Technology North Sichuan Medical College Wenzhou Medical College West China Sichuan University Shenyang Medical College Tianjin Medical University Tianjin Professional College Shanghai Second Medical University Varilux College of Optometry Training, Tianjin Zhengzhou Railway Vocation & Technical College Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) Chung Shan Medical University Jen-The Junior College of Medicine, Nursing & Management; Shu Zen College of Medicine & Management Kaoshuing Beakseok College Deabul University Deajeon Health College Geunyang University Kyungwoon University Shinheong College Wongwang College King Saud University Cape and Province University of Technology University of the Free State University of Johannesburg University of KwaZulu Natale ARO Gapopin ARO Leprindo ARO Medan ARO Padang ARO Palembang ARO Semarang ARO Surabaya Stikes DHB – Bandung International Islamic University of Malaysia, Kuantan International University College of Technology Twintech UKM, Kuala Lumpur Universiti Teknologi MARA Cebu Doctors’ College Centro Escolar University South Western University, Cebu Singapore Polytechnic Manchester University Optometry Program Ngee Ann Polytechnic Rangsit University – Optometry Ramkaheng University - Doctor of Optometry Rama University - Ophthalmology AUSTRALIA 5 NEW ZEALAND 1

23 Optometry Resources: Class Notes Student Notes Lecture Presentations

24 Users’ from more 70 countries

25 Building the Intellectual Resources for Research Over 1200 peer-reviewed papers Supported over 160 PhD and MSc students

26 Human Resource Development

27 OPTOMETRY SCHOOLS High quality optometry schools decrease dependance on NGOs in the long term Eritrea Mozambique Mali VietnamMalawi

28 Global Optometry Support Initiative Africa Cameroon (2011) Kenya (2011) Uganda (2013) Tanzania Ethiopia Latin America Guyana Haiti (2013?) El Salvador Nicaragua Mexico Asia Vietnam (2013?) China India Cambodia Middle East Pakistan Bangladesh Sri Lanka

29 MEASURING IMPACT Baseline evaluation Monitoring and Evaluation department Monthly reporting of outputs Research to determine social and economic impact Impact on poverty: WOP ACCOUNTABILITY

30 Advocacy 2 Awareness of global burden of blindness Pascolini and Mariotti. Global estimates of visual impairment: 2010; BJO 2012, 96: 614 -618 42% of visual impairment is due to Uncorrected Refractive Error $269 billion LOST PRODUCTIVITY Smith et al. Potential lost productivity resulting from the global burden of uncorrected refractie error. Bulletin of hte World Health Organisation. 2009; 87: 431-437

31 Advocacy: Clear Messages

32 Leadership and Staff Development Out of Africa: exception Local leaders Partner or Perish

33 Raise the Bar Demand global standards of staff and partners Zero tolerance for corruption



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