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Photos: In recognition of World Sight Day

Photos by Amin Khosroshahi, Peiman Toreini, and Maryam Royaee,  ISNA

Following photos show blind Iranian children and youngsters engaging in educational and social activities.

World Sight Day (WSD) is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment.

The theme of World Sight Day 2009 (WSD09) is:

Gender and Eye Health - equal access to care

Global Key Messages for WSD09

  • Nearly two-thirds of blind people worldwide are women & girls
  • In many places, men have twice the access to eye care as women
  • Equal access to eye care could substantially reduce blindness in poor countries*
  • Simple and effective strategies can and do successfully address this inequity within VISION 2020: The Right to Sight

Related web site: Vision 2020: The Right To Sight

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