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World Sight Day Regina SK

October 9 is World Sight Day. Learn about eye health and what you have control over when it comes to preventitive measures, as well as what World Sight Day is all about.

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World Sight Day

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(NC)-October 9 is World Sight Day. Vision impairment, blindness and the gift of sight are being discussed around the world, and Canada is no exception. The focus this year is Eyes on the Future: vision impairment in later life and, for Canada, it is a fitting theme given the majority of the population -the baby boomers-are heading into their later stages of life.

To mark this day and to underline the importance of preventive eye health awareness in Canada, the Canadian Association of Optometrists conducted a survey regarding baby boomers' attitudes about eye health and what Canadians think about the state of their vision.

The study revealed that while Canadians value their sight, they do not necessarily take any preventive measures to ensure their eyes are healthy. The study showed that Canadians feel they have no control over their vision and will only visit an optometrist when there are already experiencing a problem.

"Some diseases have no symptoms in the early stages, which is when it is most critical to help slow the progression of vision loss," said Dr. Len Koltun, President of the Canadian Association of Optometrists. "Age-related eye diseases do not have to lead to vision loss or blindness."

The risk of developing vision-impairing conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration increases as we age. In the developed world where individuals are living longer, blindness from chronic conditions is also rising. The need, therefore, for preventative eye care is critical in reducing serious eye disease in the aging population.

On World Sight Day, take a moment to reflect on how vision impacts your life and take control. For more information on eye health or to find an optometrist in your area, please visit www.opto.ca.

- News Canada