- World Sight Day 2019 motivates people to pledge to take an eye exam
- Reduce your screen time to preserve your eye health
- A healthy diet is extremely necessary for a good eyesight
World Sight Day 2019 falls on October 10. This day is observed on the second Thursday of October every year to focus global attention on vision impairment and blindness. Every year this day strives to create awareness about the need to give the necessary attention to eye care. International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness plans the world sight day each year. World Sight Day 2019 motivates people to pledge to take an eye exam and encourage others for the same. The theme for this year is – “vision first”. This theme highlights the importance of an eye exam to prevent any possible eye disorder.
“Cataract, refractive errors, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, AMD, ROP-eye care issues impact every age group and their well-being. What’s the first thing you can do? Plan for an eye examination. Look around in your family, especially for those who are vulnerable: young, school-going children, the elderly, those with diabetes,” quotes the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.