World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.
This year’s World Sight Day, October 8, 2020 has the theme; *Hope in Sight.*
To celebrate this event, MWAN Edo in partnership with Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria, Edo state chapter focused on creating an increase in awareness in Primary Eye care at Primary Health Care level with attention particularly focused on blindness and vision impairment in children.
The event took place at Oredo Primary Health Center. Emphasis was laid on early detection being key to prevention and successful treatment of the 6 common blinding eye diseases in children.
In keeping with the theme, Hope in Sight, MWAN Edo and Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria Edo state chapter donated educational posters to the Executive Secretary, Edo State Primary Health Care Agency ably represented by Dr Stanley Ehiarwian (Director PHCA) to be duly pasted in all 505 PHCs in Edo state.
Mwan Edo members present to commemorate World Sight day with Prime Opticals and our Past President Dr. Valenna Ideh. Others present Dr Adesuwa Urghoghide Edigin President, Dr. Nkemdilim Okonji Sec, Prof Uhumwangho and Dr Akpata.