WHAT IS WORLD SIGHT DAY?
World Sight Day (WSD) is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of eye health. This year World Sight Day falls on October 14, 2021.
Prevent Blindness Texas is participating in “World Sight Day” by offering actions you can take to care for your eyesight and the eyesight of others. Coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), this year’s World Sight Day theme is “Love Your Eyes.”
For Yourself: Schedule an eye exam today! At a complete eye exam, called a dilated eye exam, the eye doctor widens the pupil of the eye with eye drops to allow a closer look at the inside of the eye. This exam may not be part of an eye exam for a new pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Be sure to ask your eye doctor for a dilated eye exam. Click here to learn more.
For Others: Give a gift and help save sight! Click here to donate online today.
For Your Community: Advocate to support vision and eye health policies! Click here to urge your representative or senators to become a part of the Congressional Vision Caucus!
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