VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – India along with Bansara Eye Care, Shillong, Meghalaya observed the World Sight Day (WSD) 2013 on October 10. The day-long programme commenced with a screening camp and concluded with a technical session was attended by top government officials: right from the Governor of Meghalaya to the State Home Minister and Health Minister. It was an immensely successful platform for advocating and sensitising the government on eye health.
In Mumbai, the Indian optometric Association (IOA) distributed WSD-themed ribbons to the school-going children to educate them about eye care awareness and get their family eye tested every year. Balloons were also put up on residential areas, Hospital, opticial outlets and FM Radio centres.