Do you love your eyes?

A close up of an eye
By: Sinead Kane

Protecting our eyes and vision should be a top priority for everyone, whether we have 20/20 vision or impaired sight like me.  It may not be the easiest or most natural thing we do, but investing in our visual health is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves.

Here is a picture of my eyes.

My eyes are black because I have Aniridia. I don't have an iris. Why do I show you a pic of my eyes? Today is World Sight Day (WSD). The theme this year is Love Your Eyes. WSD aims to focus attention on the global issue of eye health.  I want to encourage everyone to think about the importance of their own eye health.

Globally 2.2. billion people – a quarter of the world’s population – have a visual impairment. Nearly half of this visual impairment could have been prevented, or could still be avoided Vision impairment affects people of all ages, with the majority being over the age of 50. Vision impairment and blindness 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.

Today and everyday love your eyes

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