With the start of October this is also the beginning of blindness awareness month. This year, World Sight Day is to be held on Thursday 10th October 2019. This annual event aims to draw attention to a range of issues surrounding blindness and visual impairment. It is seen as one of the most important communication and advocacy events on the eye health calendar. More than a billion people cannot see well, because they don’t have access to eye care and glasses and of the world’s visually impaired over 75% are avoidably so. What can we do to take care of our vision and help stop preventable blindness? Getting regular eye examinations is the best way to detect and treat conditions such uncorrected refractive error, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration which are the major causes of visual impairment. Leading up to World Sight Day, our Eyedeology clinic will be taking part in the World Sight Day Challenge by raising funds which will go towards projects that provide training, establish vision centers and deliver eyecare services. There are millions of children whose lives could be changed for the better by getting the vision correction that they need to learn at school. If you are able to help with a donation or just want to learn more about what you can do to help prevent vision loss please come support us and this amazing cause! This World Sight Day, let’s find the solutions to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to sight. Let’s pledge to make Vision First!