From the world-wide Seva team, Happy World Sight Day!
Each year, on this day we recommit ourselves to closing the gap between those with and without access to eye care.
90% of people who live with vision loss are in developing countries where eye care is limited or nonexistent. What does that mean? A life without sight = a life often limited in education, employment, and independence that can ultimately throw families into cycles of poverty. For us, solving this crisis boils down to two things:
Our eyes truly are miraculous organs. They help us see the world around us, with all its beauty and danger. Indeed, life becomes quite a bit more difficult for us when we lose our eyesight. That’s why it’s important for us to take care of our eyes!
This year, World Sight Day’s theme was “Love Your Eyes.” The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness is called on everyone to pledge to get an eye exam in honor of World Sight Day, which was October 14, 2021. Show love to your eyes by getting your vision tested!
Besides getting your eyes checked, here are a few more things you can do to protect your vision, courtesy of the National Institute of Health (NIH):