This year’s World Sight Day is Thursday October 12, coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). Working with organizations from various countries around the world, they are campaigning for accessible, safe, affordable eye health. This year’s theme is ‘Love your eyes at work.’
Participating in World Sight Day
At RealSAM we value accessibility, and we want to raise awareness about eye health in light of World Sight Day. Whatever your vision may be, or whether or not you’re currently working, we hope that you might take a minute to think about ways you can take care of your eyes, or you can help someone take care of theirs by participating in World Sight Day.
Find out what your local organizations and businesses are doing to contribute to the cause. From fundraising for glasses for low-income communities to employers providing eye screenings, to individuals pledging to get eye exams, World Sight Day is sending a powerful message. Learn more by visiting www.iapb.org/world-sight-day.
Here is a quick checklist of ways you can #LoveYOurEyes at work.
Regular Eye Checkups
Schedule routine eye exams to monitor your eye health, especially if you work in an environment that may pose risks to your vision.
Ensure your workspace is well-lit to reduce eye strain and fatigue. Avoid glare on screens or reflective surfaces.
Set up your workstation ergonomically with your computer screen at eye level and at an appropriate distance to minimize eye strain.
Remember to blink frequently to keep your eyes moist and reduce dryness, particularly if you spend long hours in front of a computer.
Follow the 20-20-20 rule: Take a 20-second break to look at something 20 feet away every 20 minutes when working on a computer.
Drink enough water throughout the day to maintain eye moisture and reduce dryness.
Use appropriate eye protection, such as safety goggles or glasses, when working with tools, chemicals, or in potentially hazardous environments.
Reduce Blue Light Exposure
Consider using blue light filters on digital screens or wearing blue light-blocking glasses to protect your eyes from harmful blue light emissions.
Adjustable Fonts and Screen Settings
Customize your computer’s font size and screen settings to make text more readable and reduce eye strain.
Promote eye health awareness in your workplace, encouraging colleagues to adopt eye-friendly practices and offering resources for eye safety.
By following these tips, you can demonstrate your commitment to ‘Love Your Eyes at Work’ and help create a safer and more eye-friendly workplace for yourself and your colleagues.