Here at Optos, we strive to provide eyecare practitioners with a variety of resources to help them provide patients with the best quality care possible. With that in mind, our hope is to help eradicate unnecessary blindness all around the world. That’s why we’re supporters of observances that place an emphasis on the importance of eye health, like World Sight Day.
World Sight Day is October 10th. The theme for this year’s observance is “Universal Eye Health,” which aligns with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) goal of increasing access to comprehensive eye exams and services by integrating them into other healthcare systems. The organization is encouraging eyecare practitioners to remind patients, as well as the general public, to “Get Your Eyes Tested,” offering the reminder that eye exams are the first step in diagnosing and treating nearly all eye conditions, as well as other systemic diseases.
In addition to encouraging eye exams, there are many agencies working hard to raise funds for those suffering from unnecessary blindness or vision issues caused by uncorrected refractive error through the World Sight Day Challenge. The challenge raises money for projects that offer trainings, create vision centers, and provide eyecare services, including eye exams and glasses, to those in need.
Optos is proud to do our part to sponsor World Sight Day and makes a donation on behalf of our customer toward this worthy cause.
Practitioners interested in learning more about World Sight Day can visit the IAPB website for more details and informative materials. To learn more about the World Sight Day Challenge, visit the Giving Sight website.
If you are taking part in World Sight Day in any fashion, please leave a comment to let us know how you plan to participate. We look forward to hearing how others will spend the day encouraging healthier eyes and vision for all.