The Department of Health (DOH) has encouraged all Filipinos to have their eyes checked in observance of “Sight Saving Month,” which was aimed at supporting efforts to reduce the prevalence of avoidable blindness.
The DOH spearheads the annual observance this month by virtue of Proclamation No. 40.
This year’s theme, “Universal Eye Health: No More Avoidable Blindness,” was designed to strengthen public awareness on the importance of proper eye care and promote the prevention of avoidable blindness, which is a serious public health issue of global magnitude.
“Avoidable blindness left unaddressed, particularly for those who are blind or have severe visual impairment, results in red…Keep on reading: DOH tells Pinoys: Avoid blindness, have your eyes checked
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