Imagine what it would be like if you didn’t have access to eye care or a pair of glasses. For too many across the globe that’s a reality that can affect their ability to learn in the classroom, thrive in the workforce, and enjoy everyday activities.
80% of blindness worldwide is preventable or curable, yet the majority of people living with vision impairment live in developing countries where access to eye care is limited. This Thursday, October 12, is World Sight Day, which is meant to bring awareness to blindness and vision impairment caused by uncorrected refractive error.
This World Sight Day, we are teaming up with Optometry Giving Sight along with several organizations and companies from the optical industry in support of the Our Children’s Vision campaign, which provides children around the world with increased access to eye care through sustainable eye health initiatives.
Want to get involved? You’re invited to join us and members of the optical industry for a Twitter chat about the importance of children’s vision on World Sight Day from 9 a.m.–10 a.m. PT. Join the conversation by following the #ShareForSight hashtag on Twitter.
Learn more about Optometry Giving Sight and how you can help here.