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Eye Care Awareness Month

23 September to 20 October 

Eye Care Awareness Month is commemorated from 20 September to 17 October to raise awareness about the importance of eye health, specifically around the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness.

Seventy-five percent of blindness is avoidable either through prevention or through treatment – which is why is important to get your eyes tested at least once per year.

Symptoms of eye conditions can include:

  • vision loss
  • altered eye movements
  • eye pain
  • visual field loss
  • bulging eye

More information on conditions affecting the eyes

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