Today we will tell you today is national what day. On October 12 World Vision Day is celebrated. Eighty per cent of all cases of blindness are preventable or curable; the right to sight can and must be implemented.
An estimated 180 million people worldwide suffer from visual impairment. From 40 to 45 million of them are blind. These figures are rising sharply, a direct result of population growth and aging populations. Human tragedy, developmental delay, many people are still denied one of their fundamental rights.
World Sight Day is devoted each year to the problem of blindness in the world; it aims to increase public awareness of the prevention and treatment of loss of visual acuity. The events that take place call attention to the right to see. The day focuses on the commitment of governments to facilitate access to health services for the prevention and treatment of eye diseases.
Prevention of blindness and deafness
Up to 80% of cases of blindness are preventable, either because they are preventable (20%) or because they are curable (60%). Interventions to prevent and treat loss of visual acuity are among the most cost-effective and cost-effective interventions, such as cataract surgery, trachoma prevention, ivermectin treatment of river blindness, measles vaccination, distribution of vitamin A to prevent childhood blindness, provision of eyeglasses.
Vision 2020, the Right to Sight
A person becomes blind in the world every five seconds. A child becomes blind every minute. It is estimated that more than seven million people are blind every year. The Global Vision 2020 initiative was launched in 1999 and aims to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020. More than 40 countries have adopted vision 2020 programs.