Thursday, 11 October 2012

October 11-World Sight Day-For a Better and Powerful Vision!!

This world is visible to us because we are blessed with eyesight. Eyes are the most important  part of our life which  gives us a vision to see the beauty of nature. Eyes play a vital role in our day to day lives and are perhaps the most precious gift we have.

Eye is the organ which provides us the sense of sight, allowing us to learn more about the surrounding world than we do with any of the other four senses. We use our eyes in almost every activity we perform, whether reading, watching television, and in other number of ways.It is very important to take care of your eyesight.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 286 million people are visually impaired, yet 80 percent of the causes of blindness are preventable. The annual day devoted to sight awareness is focused on "Vision 2020: The Right to Sight," a global effort to prevent blindness created by the WHO and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.
VISION 2020 : The global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness, a joint programme of the World Health Organization and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness with an international membership of NGOs, professional associations, eye care institutions and corporations.

In India 5 million cataract surgeries are conducted annually. 25% of the population has some kind of refractive error, which occurs when the eye doesn't bend light correctly (refract) as it enters the eye, and  results in a blurred image.

  • If you get something in your eye, never ever rub your eyes! Eyes are sensitive and can be scratched easily. Instead keep blinking wash your eyes with fresh water.
  • When playing sports or constructing, always use the proper eye protection.
  • You should never look into the sun directly, because its brightness will damage the light-sensitive part inside your eye called the retina.
  • The eye doctor is very important because he/she can let you know how your eyes develop as you grow. Visit your eye doctor regularly for check-ups, at least once every two years. People over the age of 60 must see their eye doctor every year.
             “Let’s avoid blindness by taking care of our eyes for a better future