World Sight Day is today
Today is World Sight Day. The day is dedicated to the promotion of eye health and awareness about various eye related health issues across the world.
The day also aims at bringing the attention of people towards blindness and vision impairment.
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness - IAPB in cooperation with the World Health Organization organizes events and awareness program to encourage people about eye checkup and health. The theme chosen for World Sight Day 2017 is Make Vision Count.
It has been found that 80% of blindness in the world is preventable.
Cataract, glaucoma, diabetes, eye care management are the factors that can be controlled and reduce the cases of blindness across the world.