Hyderabad: Hyderabad-based MaxiVision Super Specialty Eye Hospitals unveiled a mega awareness campaign “An eye for others eyes to help see the world better “campaign on preventive eye care today to mark the world sight day.
It implies that as a responsible citizen of India it is also a social accountability of all to help a blind or half blind see better.
The Emphasis is on the young and educated generation to help guide one another person who is grappling with vision problems, to a proper eye care. India will be blind free if the society awakens to the importance of preventive eye care.
World Sight Day is an important day aims to draw people attention on eye health and vision related ailment is observed across globe every year on the second Thursday in the month of October.
To throw light on the cause MaxiVision super specialty eye hospitals has also conducted a rally which was flagged off by Dr.Kasu Prasad Reddy – Founder & Mentor of the hospital in Necklace road in Hyderabad. The rally concluded in Liberty X roads.
Hundreds of Students participated in the rally carrying placards in their hands with messages on the significance of good eye health educating all.
Speaking on the occasion Dr.Kasu Prasad Reddy – Founder & Mentor -MaxiVision super specialty eye hospitals said, reports on eye health reveal an estimated 290 million people worldwide live with vision related ailments,
of these 40 million people are totally blind while remaining 250 million live with moderate to severe vision complications which is an alarming eye health concern one should pay attention on it to clear up the problem on priority basis.
It’s high time we must all join hands together to create much needed public awareness on avoidable blindness.MaxiVision has always been in the fore front to extend its support for the cause ,as part of its responsibility it has launched “An eye for others eyes to help see the world better “Campaign to provide better vision to all.
Elaborating more on the importance of eye health ,Mr. M. Sivaprasad IPS, Additional Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad said that Unfortunately 90% of the blind cases are emerging from underdeveloped and developing countries due to lack to awareness and facilities to access to the eye care services.
Governments should take up more steps to reach out those untapped poor who are prone to vision impairment. There are high chances that 80% of the cases can be treated successfully to bring their vision back if the treatment is given in right time.
Parents need to pay attention on vision problems of their children as well to get the complications treated at the earliest as the reports show that approximately 20mn children are suffering from visual problems,He Said.