World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and visual impairment. This year, World Sight Day is celebrated on October 8, 2015.
World sight Day is being coordinated by numerous independent agencies under the vISION 2020 Global Initiative, in an attempt to raise awareness of this vital organ
– increasing public awareness of blindness and vision impairment as major international public health concern continents
– influence governments / Ministers of health participate and funds are designated for national programs for the prevention of blindness
– educate the masses about the effective blindness prevention, about VISION 2020 and to generate support for VISION 2020 program activities
Why is the date so important? Consider the following statistics:
Approximately 285 million people worldwide live with low vision and blindness of these, most of them in low-income countries, such as India.
However, 80% of visual impairment is avoidable – ie readily treatable and / or preventable
The number of people ranging from infections blind eyes has fallen considerably in the last 20 years. This is because the restoration of prevention strategies and blindness are among the most cost-effective interventions in health care today.
that some 19 million children with visual impairment and India is estimated with some of the world’s youngest population is at risk.
Here are some precautions before we can do to maintain good eye health –
– Always give your eyes a ‘break’ to look away from their computer screens / TV for at least 5 minutes every hour
– splash of cold, clean water in the eyes at least three times a day for relax and rejuvenate them and to stop harmful radiation from laptops, mobile phones, etc to completely dry your eyes
. – Do not self-medicate to breastfeed an eye infection and complete the course as prescribed by the doctor
– Please have your eyes checked regularly in an optical trusted to monitor the change of power in the eyes . Often people neglect this very simple step, placing undue stress on the optical muscles and retina.
-. Simple eye exercises such as placing the palms over his eyes and rolling her eyes every time you feel your eyes strain can go a long way in maintaining good vision
– In addition to those suggested above measures, certain common foods carry some miraculous nutrients for good eye health –
citrus fruits (oranges, grape fruits, etc.) and berries
tuna, salmon, mackerel, anchovies and trout they are high in DHA, a fatty acid found in low levels retina which are associated with dry eye syndrome. Omega 3 contained in oily fish not only helps lubricate ‘nerves’ of the brain linked to the eye and therefore optimizes good eye health, but also helps get rid of crow’s feet around the eyes, but also unwanted swelling.