What does World Sight Day mean to you?

In honor of World Sight Day, staff from our parent company, MJH Life Sciences, share their perspectives on the significance of vision in their lives.

In honor of World Sight Day, staff from our parent company, MJH Life Sciences, share their perspectives on the significance of vision in their lives.

Oct. 14 marks the 21st World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness, held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

Coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), this year’s call is for everyone to “Love Your Eyes.”

As part of its efforts, the IAPB and its members are working together to increase public awareness on vision issues and blindness, calling for a focus on vision issues and eye health.

The IAPB launched its campaign over the summer in advance of World Sight Day to urge people to commit to vision screenings.

As part of its campaign, it has been urging eye care professionals, including ophthalmologists and optometrists, to get involved.

“Almost everyone on the planet will experience an eye health issue in their lifetime, yet more than a billion people worldwide do not have access to eye care services,” Peter Holland, CEO of IAPB said in a statement. “This is a global issue, but one that starts with us.”

Today, IAPB is promoting a global challenge to unite the world, bringing people across the globe together to have their eyes tested.