Today is World Sight Day and it is observed on the second Thursday of October every year, with a vow to get the eyes examined and also encourage friends and family to do the same. The theme for this year’s World Sight Day is Vision First.

World Sight Day was first recognized by the Lion Club International Foundation during the Sight First Campaign in the year 2000 which was aimed at raising awareness among people about impairment of sight, blindness and various other vision problems. Evidence reveals that there is an increased risk of myopia and diabetic retinopathy among the ageing population which may result in vision impairment. The importance of a healthy balanced diet with ample vitamin A rich foods is key for enhanced vision. Also Read: 5 Foods That Are High In Vitamin A

Cataract, refractive error, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration are a few eye problems that would impact the well-being of any age group people and impede the quality of life. According to statistics, more than one billion people are living across the globe with impaired vision as they lack access proper eye care and spectacles to correct the eye sight.

On the World Sight Day, learn about five simple and effective tips to promote good eyesight.

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