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Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Optometry & Visual Sciences

World Sight Day

Thursday, October 08, 2020 |Zoom App |Events

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. This year, World Sight Day is celebrated on 8 October 2020 with the theme: Hope in Sight.

Reduced eyesight can be caused by several factors, including diseases like diabetes and trachoma, trauma to the eyes, or conditions such as refractive error, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration or glaucoma. 

Around 1.3 billion people around the world have preventable vision impairment or one that has yet to be addressed. Reduced or absent eyesight can have major and long-lasting effects on all aspects of life, including daily personal activities, interacting with the community, school and work opportunities and the ability to access public services.

This year due to COVID-19 Pandemic Students of Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences have celebrated world sight day online on zoom. Chief Guest was Optom. Ayswarya Mohapatra who is pediatric (children) eye screening in charge at Laxmi eye charitable trust and faculty at Laxmi College of optometry and Optom. Priyanka Chaudhary who is regional optometric trainer at Lenskart in west region.

Students have also made posters, meme’s, and poems on the theme of “Hope in sight”.