Children in focus for World Sight Day 2024

World Sight Day 2024 returns on October 10 with a focus on child eye health, under the #LoveYourEyes campaign banner, organised by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).

Parents, caregivers and schools were encouraged to pledge an eye test on behalf of every young person and access resources to raise awareness about the 450 million children globally with eye conditions requiring treatment.

Peter Holland, IAPB CEO, said: ‘We all know that in children an uncorrected vision impairment can severely impact their education. Research tells us that children with access to, and being prescribed spectacles can reduce failing rates by 44%.

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