Each year, November 14th is recognized as World Diabetes Day. IDF and the World Health Organization created World Diabetes Day in 2011 in response to escalating health issues surrounding diabetes and diabetic eye diseases.
The spookiest day of the year is just around the corner, where all the ghosts and ghouls come out to play. Halloween is a holiday built for all ages but, particularly children, but tends to be particularly busy for eye doctors due to scary and spooky injuries that can happen! While enjoying a holiday encompassed with costumes, trick-or-treating and parties, it is important to also remember eye safety. Every year there are hundreds of costume-related and other completely avoidable eye injuries are treated in emergency rooms throughout the United States.
World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October each year. WSD aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) members work together to raise public awareness of blindness and vision impairment, influence governments to participate and designate funds for national blindness prevention funds, and to educate target audiences about blindness prevention. World Sight Day 2020 takes place on October 8th. This year’s theme and call to action is: “Hope in Sight”.
It’s natural for patients, and even some professionals in the sector, to feel a bit apprehensive about returning to practices and adapting to new changes.
This is why we’ve been working hard to help our customers get back to business in the safest way possible, while providing guidance and support to help them reassure their patients and staff. It’s critical we come together to support practices on the frontline, as they get back on their feet and also prepare for any potential future disruption.
Just like any other part of the body, your eyes age as you get older. In honor of Healthy Aging Month, we want to bring to light some helpful tips to keep your eyes healthy as you age. Despite age related changes to vision, ocular health is often overlooked. Aging is a process that brings many changes. Vision loss and blindness, however, do not have to be one of them. There are several simple steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy for the rest of your life.