Today we recognise World Sight Day, as the most important advocacy and communications event on the eye health calendar.
This year’s theme draws attention to eye care issues so that everyone, everywhere has access to good eye health, this starts with a basic eye examination.
Regular eye examinations are essential for those who are vulnerable: young, school-going children, the elderly, those with diabetes.
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)
IAPB reports that 1.2 billion people don’t have access to glasses. Over 3 out of 4–>75%–of the world’s vision impaired are avoidably so.
This World Sight Day, let’s find the solutions to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to sight.