World Sight Day 2022: IAPB Runs ‘Love Your Eyes’ Campaign For Eye Health
World Sight Day 2022: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) continued the campaign ‘Love Your Eyes’ for World Sight Day 2022.
The purpose of World Sight Day is to increase public awareness of eye health. Every year, it takes place on the second Thursday in October.
World Sight Day falls on October 13 this year. The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness observed World Sight Day (IAPB).
Today should be used to reflect on the significance of maintaining good eye health now as well as in the future. You should be aware of the following information regarding today.
Theme of World Sight Day 2022
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has declared that this year’s theme will be “Love Your Eyes,” carrying on from previous year.
This follows the campaign’s achievement from the previous year. 35 lakh people promised to put their eye health first.
The Love Your Eyes campaign encourages people to take good care of their eyes and aims to draw attention to the more than a billion people worldwide who are blind or have low vision yet lack access to eye care services.
In order to educate politicians and decision-makers on the value of eye health, IAPB is requesting that sight screenings be conducted in national parliaments, legislatures, and presidential and royal palaces.
History of World Sight Day
The issue of global blindness was brought to the forefront of the international community in the middle of the 1970s by Sir John Wilson and others.
As a result, on January 1, 1975, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) was established.
The founding president was Sir John Wilson. Its original members were the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) and the World Blind Union (WBU).
On October 8, 1998, the first World Sight Day was commemorated. “Sight First Campaign” “on this day the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) was founded.
The organization is recognized for launching numerous initiatives around the world pertaining to sight, eye care, danger of contracting eye illnesses, and treatments to restore sight.
World Sight Day was also part of the World Health Organization’s “VISION 2020” project “.
Nearly 200 IAPB Member organizations worldwide promote World Sight Day, according to the IAPB’s official website.
Significance of World Sight Day 2022
Around the world, millions of people lack access to basic medical facilities. Even though the majority of causes of blindness are treatable, the majority of instances result in visual impairment since there are insufficient effective therapies.
It’s a day set aside to promote routine eye exams as a way to look after your eyes. It’s common to take sight for granted.
To remember all that your eyes do for you, World Sight Day is observed. Social media users have joined IABP in supporting World Sight Day.
They are requesting that all exams performed in the month before World Sight Day be pledged by eye care providers or organizations.
They are requesting that people promise to get their vision checked or promise to take better care of their eyes.