Posted by: Crystal | October 8, 2009

World Sight Day

WSD

The second Thursday of October is World Sight Day. This year the theme is Gender and Eye Care- Equal Access to Care.  Below are a few facts copied from the Vision 20/20 website.

  • 80% of blindness is avoidable – either treatable, curable or preventable
  • 90% of blind people live in low-income countries
  • Cataract is the leading cause of blindness – yet it is curable by a simple, cost-effective operation
  • 8 million people worldwide are blind due to uncorrected refractive errors. A simple sight test and glasses could restore sight to most of these people

Click the image above to read more or find out how you can help.

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  1. Awesome blog!

    I thought about starting my own blog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess Ill just have to keep checking yours out.
    LOL,


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