The spookiest day of the year is just around the corner, where all the ghosts and ghouls come out to play. Halloween is a holiday built for all ages but, particularly children, but tends to be particularly busy for eye doctors due to scary and spooky injuries that can happen! While enjoying a holiday encompassed with costumes, trick-or-treating and parties, it is important to also remember eye safety. Every year there are hundreds of costume-related and other completely avoidable eye injuries are treated in emergency rooms throughout the United States.
World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October each year. WSD aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) members work together to raise public awareness of blindness and vision impairment, influence governments to participate and designate funds for national blindness prevention funds, and to educate target audiences about blindness prevention. World Sight Day 2020 takes place on October 8th. This year’s theme and call to action is: “Hope in Sight”.