Let's Help Out Blind People Visualize The Beautiful World This Sight Day 

Theme of sight day 2016 is ‘Stronger Together’. 

Let's Help Out Blind People Visualize The Beautiful World This Sight Day 
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The World Sight day is celebrated on second Thursday of October every year. The purpose of this global event is to draw attention to blind and visually impaired people around the world. The theme of this World Sight Day is 'Stronger Together'.

Let's check out how we can enlighten the life of blind people this World Sight Day.  

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IAPB coordinates sight day and is included in the global action plan of World Health Organization. 

IAPB coordinates sight day and is included in the global action plan of World Health Organization. 

On this day, IAPB (International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness) members raise awareness for blindness and vision impairment. 

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Health ministers of nations participate and arrange funds for national blindness prevention programmes. 

Health ministers of nations participate and arrange funds for
national blindness prevention programmes. 
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At the time of its inception, the World Sight Day was integrated with VISION 2020 for prevention of blindness around the world. 

Nearly 285 million people around the world are victims of blindness. 

Nearly 285 million people around the world are victims of blindness. 
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Approximately 19 million kids are visually impaired worldwide. 90% of blind people reside in underdeveloped and developing nations. 

Many blind people are unaware that they're suffering from 'avoidable blindness'. 

Many blind people are unaware that they’re suffering from ‘avoidable blindness’. 
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Avoidable blindness is the blindness which could be treated by knowing the root cause of the problem. 

There are several causes of avoidable blindness. 

There are several causes of avoidable blindness. 
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Some of these causes include cataract, ageing, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, vitamin A deficiency, trachoma, river blindness, etc. 

Spreading awareness about avoidable blindness is essential for eradicating blindness from the world. 

Spreading awareness about avoidable blindness is essential for eradicating blindness from the world. 
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80% of visual impairments can be cured with simple and cost-effective surgeries. 

There are many non-profit foundations which are providing free eye care to needy people. 

There are many non-profit foundations which are providing
free eye care to needy people. 
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Research suggests that millions of poor kids in the US are suffering from the vision impairment.

There are many eye health programs running in the US. 

There are many eye health programs running in the US. 
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You can also provide your valuable assistance by contributing to such programs. Some of these include National Eye Health Education Program, EyeCare America, etc. 

'World Sight Day' 2016 theme is 'Stronger Together'. 

'World Sight Day' 2016 theme is ‘Stronger Together’. 
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IAPB is organizing a photo competition of world's top-notch professional photographers to depict the impact of eye health in the life of people. The pictures will be circulated on the internet with the hashtag #StrongerTogether. 

The global action plan of WHO seeks to eradicate blindness and visual impairment by 2019. 

The global action plan of WHO seeks to eradicate blindness
and visual impairment by 2019. 
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Strong and equitable eye health system can be created by training eye doctors and providing affordable eye care services to everyone. 

Watch the video on WHO global action plan 2016-19. 

Time to show some humanity, friends. 

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