World Sight Day 2017

International | Oct 12, 2017
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Let the world see through you

Having an impaired vision is not easy. How much more when it comes to blindness? Give importance to your eye sight and help others as well. Join World Sight Day on October 12 and promote the awareness.

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Sight is one of the five major senses that should be treated well. Normal person usually has 20/20, 20/40 or 20/60 vision. Unfortunately, there are people who have impaired visions. However, blindness and poor vision are two different conditions of the eyes.

Blindness is the state of having complete or nearly complete vision loss. Meanwhile, poor vision is the decreased ability to see. However, poor eyesight can be managed by the use of glasses or contact lenses.

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There are many contributing factors that causes poor eyesight or blindness such as refractive errors, cataracts and glaucoma. Refractive error is one of the most common cause of poor vision. It includes, near sighted, far sighted, presbyopia, and astigmatism. In addition, there are more contributing factors that cause poor eyesight and most of these are because of aging, infection, illness, disorders, diseases and more.

There are a lot of cases of vision impairment but still, there are still more reason to live. On the other hand, let us all support those people who has vision impairment and raise awareness to everyone with or without vision problem.

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On the other hand, IAPB will conduct a Photo Competition with the theme, “Make Vision Count”.

Everyone is invited to capture photos that will focus on the theme. Visit http://photocomp.iapb.org for more details about the competition.

Above all this, let us all work together to prevent vision loss and promote healthy lifestyle.


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