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WORLD SIGHT DAY
11th Oct, 2018, Thursday

World Sight Day is an annual event by the World Health Organization to draw international attention to visual impairment issues. In line with the Essilor Group mission – ‘improving lives by improving sight’ – and our position as a leader in the vision care industry, WSD is a key moment to raise awareness to the critical need for vision screening and appropriate eye care.

The occasion for this year campaign, Essilor aims to increase the awareness on the link between road safety and good vision and extends the endorsement of this message to all road users.

Practicing good habits like taking annual eye test and wearing the right lenses may help reduce accidents and saves lives on the road

Put Vision First

DID YOU KNOW?

2.5 billion(1) people suffer from uncorrected poor vision. That means that 1 in 3 people can’t see the world clearly.


Yet 80% of all vision impairments can be prevented or cured with solutions that exist today(2).


3 GOOD
HABITS

Road safety is one of the most critical areas where poor vision has consequences.

As we all share the same roads, Essilor invites everyone to develop 3 good habits:

Check your vision

CHECK YOURVISION

Poor vision is a major risk factor for road safety, 1 in 5 drivers can’t see the road clearly(3).


Get regular eye checks to ensure you have the vision correction you need at all times

PROTECT YOUR EYESFROM GLARE

Glare during the day and night may affect safety on the road.


It slows down detection(4) and reaction(5) time.


Prevent visual discomfort and reduce reflections by wearing polarized, reflective and photochromic lenses.

Glare Protection

PROTECT YOUR EYESFROM GLARE

Glare during the day and night may affect safety on the road.


It slows down detection(4) and reaction(5) time.


Prevent visual discomfort and reduce reflections by wearing polarized, reflective and photochromic lenses.

Wear Glasses

WEAR APPROPRIATEGLASSES

As we live our busy lives, one thing that connects us is the roads we share every day, whether we are drivers, bikers, cyclists or pedestrians.


Wear the right equipment to ensure your own safety and that of the people around you.

(1)Boston Consulting Group analysis of data from United Nations Development Program, Worldbank, CIA World Factbook, World Resource Institute
(2)World Health Organization. Visual impairment and blindness. Fact sheet No 282, updated 2014
(3)2012 Vision Impact Institute. The Social and Economic impact of poor vision
(4)2014 Clarke J.W. Night Time Driving Evaluation of the effects of disability and discomfort glare from various headlamps under the low and high light adaptation levels
(5)2009, ARVO, Zikos G.A. et. al., Contrast Sensitivity and Reaction Times with Polarized and Tinted Lenses in a driving environment

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