Celebrating 2022 World Sight Day on October 13th with IAHA Member, Optometrist Lauren Hutchinson

What does World Sight Day mean to me?
For me World Sight Day is about advocating for the provision of affordable, equitable and accessible eye care for all people. Nobody in 2022 should lose their sight to avoidable blindness. It is about bringing eye health into the spotlight and encouraging people to love their eyes.
Why do you work in this area?
Vision is such a crucial and often under prioritised aspect of our daily lives. As eye health professionals we can make such a massive difference in people’s lives just by providing something as simple as a pair of glasses, and seeing the difference this can make to someone will never get old. That feeling you get when you are able to help someone see the world clearly again is indescribable. I may be a little biased but I think our eyes are possibly one of the most amazing parts of us.
Any tips and strategies?
Don’t forget about your routine eye check up. Seeing an optometrist is about so much more than just getting glasses. We are able to pick up on many systemic issues through a simple eye exam that may otherwise go undetected. The theme this year for world sight day is “love your eyes” and I would encourage everyone to embrace that and celebrate by getting your eyes checked!

October 11, 2022


Posted by: Renae Kilmister