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World Sight Day

World Sight Day

World Sight Day is celebrated on the second Thursday of October at the initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). This date is marked in the calendar to attract global attention to the problems of blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of people with visual impairment. Various organizations associated with this issue are involved in the celebration of World View Day.

Blindness is the inability to see. The leading causes of chronic blindness include cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, corneal clouding, trachoma and eye diseases in children.
In addition, we should not forget about measures to prevent eye diseases. So, doctors advise you to quit smoking, because nicotine has a detrimental effect on vision; regularly use products that strengthen the vessels of the retina: blueberries, black currants, carrots, cod liver, greens; spend less time watching TV and playing electronic games; and when working at a computer, use a modern monitor and high-quality programs. Remember that regular visits to an ophthalmologist and observance of simple rules of life will help you maintain good vision for a long time.