World Sight Day
"You will miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut." Passionate words from Dr. Seuss, who was probably a literary staple in most homes when growing up. However, have you imagined if the world you view was permanently blurred, grey or distorted? Imagine not being able to see the innocent face of your child, not being able to enjoy the clouds in the sky or something as effortless as glancing at the headlines of the morning newspaper. We usually take it for granted, not really spending a lot of thought on how much we use it daily. Our eyesight is the most important of our five senses. Without it, simple tasks such as walking, brushing our teeth or putting on our shoes would not be possible. Our eyesight needs to be preserved and cared for continually.
World Sight Day is held on the 11th of October 2018. It is a day, annually set aside on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and visual impairment. Blindness refers to complete visual loss. Visual impairment is the decreased ability to see, which causes problems that cannot be corrected by spectacles or contact lenses. For those with visual impairment, the best obtainable vision when corrected is 60% with spectacles or contact lenses. Here are some distressing facts about blindness and visual impairment:
This year's theme for World Sight Day is #EyeCareEverywhere. Let us try to be stronger together for our vision by educating each other about the need for eye care. Help spread the message to friends and family about the importance of preserving their vision. The majority of eye conditions have no symptoms or pain in the early stages. Therefore, early detection is of utmost importance to prevent avoidable blindness and vision loss.
At International Optique, we provide eye-care for the whole family. Visit us for all your primary eye-care needs and trustworthy optical advice.
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