World Sight Day is held on the second Thursday of October at the initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO).
This date is marked on the calendar to focus global attention to the problems of blindness, vision impairment and rehabilitation of people with vision impairment. Various organizations involved in this World Sight Day event. This day is also a highlight of the global vision prevention initiative, Vision 2020: Right to Sight, created by WHO and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.
In the framework of World Sight Day, educational and preventive activities are carried out aimed at the prevention of eye diseases. In some countries, at this time, residents have the opportunity to be examined by an ophthalmologist. After all, regular eye examination by a specialist helps to identify possible problems at the earliest stages, and therefore – to take timely preventive measures and avoid big problems.
In addition, do not forget about the measures for the prevention of eye diseases. Doctors advise to stop smoking, because nicotine has a detrimental effect on vision; spend less time in front of the TV and playing electronic games; and when working at a computer, use a modern monitor and high-quality programs.
Remember that regular visits to the ophthalmologist and compliance with simple rules of life will help you maintain good vision for a long time.