Thursday, October 11, 2012

Today is World Sight Day

The World Health Organization, Vision 20/20 and the International Agency for the prevention of Blindness recognize the  2nd Thursday of October as World Sight Day.  The purpose of this day is to increase the global awareness of blindness and sight threatening eye disease as major international health issues.

Vision 2020 is an initiative that works with government agencies, civil groups and professional organizations to eliminate avoidable blindness worldwide by 2020.  

285 million people are blind or visually impaired worldwide.

Have you had your eyes checked this year?

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