On October 12, we celebrate World Sight Day. On this day, we focus the world’s attention on the importance of eye hygiene and the prevention of blindness, and we encourage eye examinations. Have you already been to the ophthalmologist today?
World Sight Day is celebrated around the world every year on the second Thursday of October and its aim is to raise awareness about blindness and visual impairment.
Our eyes are one of the most important parts of our body. It is thanks to them that we see, experience and observe the world. It is also one of the more delicate areas of our body. This is why it is so important to take care of the condition of eyes. Only a quick response to changes in the condition will protect us from serious defects and devastating vision problems or blindness. A quick reaction means regular eye examinations, i.e. visits to an ophthalmologist. Remember to meet a specialist, especially if one of your loved ones has eye problems, because some eye diseases are hereditary.
Globally, 1.1 billion people have untreated or preventable vision impairment. That’s one-eighth of the world’s population – almost as many people as there are in Europe and the US combined. It’s time to put an end to this and take care of your eyesight. After all, we only have one eyes.
So, are you going to the ophthalmologist today? On October 12, a number of optical shops offer cheaper or free examinations.