World Sight Day
4th October 2022
World Sight Day newsletter article
This World Sight Day, take the pledge to #LoveYourEyes
World Sight Day is the perfect time for Australian’s to take the pledge to #LoveYourEyes.
World Sight Day, held on Thursday 13th October, is an international event that provides an opportunity to focus the world’s attention on the importance of good eye health and vision care.
This years World Sight Day will focus on the #LoveYourEyes campaign which aims for 5 million sight tests to be pledged during the month leading up to World Sight Day.
#LoveYourEyes is about creating awareness that everyone, at some stage in life, will experience an eye health issue. Those of us who can access eye care should prioritise our eye health and support efforts to ensure that everyone enjoys the same access.
Key tips for looking after eye health:
- Wear a hat and sunglasses when outside
- Wear eye protection when playing sports like squash, or performing hazardous work
- Maintain a healthy diet with regular exercise
- Make an appointment with your ophthalmologist for a regular check in, make sure you have a valid referral from your GP or optometerist.
Keep in touch with the ASO for regular updates related to the business of your eyes and your patients with current information on medicare rebates, practice management and protecting your ophthalmology business.