October is Blindness Awareness Month

October 12, 2013

October is World Blindness Awareness Month. 180 million people worldwide (according to the World Health Organization) suffer from blindness or some form of impaired vision. Gaining understanding of the magnitude of visual impairment is important at any time of year, but especially during the month of October. October 11th is World Sight Day, an observation that helps shed light on the importance of vision.

EyeCare America is an organization that raises awareness of ocular disorders, health management, and provides a wealth of amazing information about the eye, its diseases, and what you can do to help those that are visually impaired. We often take our good vision for granted; what better way to give back to your community than by assisting someone who may have functional limitations due to visual impairments? For information on EyeCare America, visit: http://www.eyecareamerica.org/

If it has been a while since your last eye exam, an exam during Blindness Awareness month could be a great idea! If you need to schedule an exam, give any of our three locations a call! We even offer some evening and Saturday hours!