World Sight Day 2021: World Sight Day is celebrated every year on the second Thursday of October. This year on 14 October i.e. on this day, this day is being celebrated all over the world. Its main objective is to focus on vision impairment and blindness by people around the world.
Black fungus has emerged as the new enemy of the eyes in the corona epidemic. Due to other methods including online studies, online work, online meetings, online shopping and online entertainment, the risk for eyes has increased due to excessive screen time.
Objective of World Sight Day
This day is celebrated all over the world to bring awareness about this type of disease. This day has been started to understand the importance of supporting those who cannot see properly. The focus of this day is particularly focused on what can be done to help people in such situations.
When was this day celebrated for the first time?
The special purpose of celebrating this day is to create awareness about blurred vision, blindness and problems related to vision. For the first time this day was celebrated by the Lions Club International Foundation in the year 2000.
this year’s theme
Each year, a different theme is kept to mark World Sight Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) has kept the theme of this year ‘Love your eyes’ (Love your eyes) in view of the increasing risk of eyes. Its purpose is to tell people how they can preserve their light by saving their eyes showing images of the bright world.
Interesting facts about eyes
The weight of a human eye is approximately 8 grams. It is surprising that a person blinks 11,500 times in a day. In clear weather, the eye can see more than 30 kilometers away. The eyes are active for 24 hours as compared to other parts of the body. The eyes are the most complex after the brain. It is made up of two million different elements.
World Sight Day: Background
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has played an important role in taking this initiative. World Sight Day was started in the year 1990 as an initiative of the SightFirst campaign of the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). This organization runs several vision programs globally. This includes the development and maintenance of eye care systems, providing facilities for vision-restoring surgery, and dispensing medicine for people suffering from eye diseases.