World Sight Day - Creating a Nation with Healthy Vision

Tue Oct 08 2019

Eyes are powerful! Eyes are delicate! Eyes are beautiful! Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” A lot of focus has been given to the eyes and eye health. Across the globe, several initiatives are taken to promote eye health issues. World Sight Day is one such day that aims to draw attention to issues like blindness and vision impairment. This day is observed annually on every second Thursday of October. For any person across any age, it is so crucial to pay attention to eye health. Several reports and journals suggest that in the future, there could be more cases of myopia and diabetic retinopathy and vision impairment. In addition to this, it is important to understand that issues like cataract, refractive errors, glaucoma, and similar are also impacting the eyes of people. On World Sight Day, we bring to you some of the key points that the eye-care sector is focusing on.

Technology advancement -

The medical fraternity strongly leverages modern-day technology and equipment. Surgeries like Lasik and SMILE are done using the most advanced form of technology. The eye care sector has come a long way in the past decade and advancements guarantee accuracy and quick recovery. With technology expertise, it has become fairly easier to treat eyes and give hope to people with major eye ailments.

Eye donation -

There can never be anything nobler than donating eyes. With the passing of a human being, his eyes can still bring hope to someone else. Eye donation helps visually impaired and blind people get the gift of vision. With the passing time, there is a focus on eye donation too. This is a very positive development in recent years as it gives hope to people struggling with visual impairment and blindness.

More attention to eye health –

With the increasing usage of tablets, computers, and smartphones, it has become so important to focus on eye health. These days, Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is affecting almost everyone. Given the fact that people are spending a major chunk of their day on handheld devices and computers, developing problems like consistent headache, eye irritation, eye fatigue, and blurred vision are normal. The frequency of these problems has escalated in the last few years.

Do not delay any treatment –

If you are diagnosed with any eye issue, do not take it lightly or delay the treatment. Be informed that if you delay any issue pertaining to the eye, it may lead to visual impairment or even blindness. Diseases like glaucoma do not come with any symptoms so getting a diagnosis and timely treatment is mandatory.

This World Sight Day, while there is a huge focus on the issues surrounding vision impairment and blindness, there are other goals associated as well. With World Sight Day, there is a focus on encouraging the government to donate funds for blindness prevention programs. Also, another objective involves educating people about blindness prevention and taking adequate measures for it. Accompanied by regular eye check-ups and treatments like smile refractive procedure, CFS aims to reach out to everyone struggling with eye ailments. Centre for Sight is one of the best eye clinics in India and it aims to abide by World Sight Day goals. CFS looks forward to eradicating blindness from India. Centre for Sight wishes best for your healthy vision.
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