Today is World Sight Day, an annual day for raising awareness of from the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.
The theme for this year’s World Sight Day is Eye Care for All. Regular readers of this site know that eye care is so, so important for diagnosing and treating vision issues, and that getting children the best vision possible is essential. 80% of visual impairment world wide could be prevented or cured with eye care. An estimated 19 million children are visually impaired. Of these, 12 million children are visually impaired due to refractive errors, a condition that could be easily diagnosed and corrected (from the World Health Organization)