World Sight Day raises awareness of vision problems
World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. It is coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness under the Vision 2020 Global Initiative and supported by eye health organizations around the world.
About 285 million people around the world live with low vision and blindness, including an estimated 19 million children. Eighty percent of visual impairment is avoidable or treatable.
Several of our Cincinnati Eye Institute doctors travel to other parts of the world with ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital to teach other countries’ doctors new surgical procedures related to ophthalmic surgery. Here is a photo of Dr. Jeffrey Nerad teaching aboard the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital.
On this World Sight Day, make your vision count! Make an appointment to see your eye care provider to keep your eyes healthy or catch any problems early.