The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) wants everyone to love their eyes. As part of this year’s Love Your Eyes campaign, the IAPB encouraged people worldwide to get their eyes tested. The goal was to conduct 5 million eye tests in the month leading up to World Sight Day on 13 October.
Eye Health Aotearoa reached out to Specsavers and the New Zealand Association of Optometrists (NZAO) and together they pledged 93,095 eye tests to add to the world total. A massive improvement on last year when Aotearoa New Zealand pledged just 4125 tests.
Congratulations to Specsavers, NZAO and every Kiwi who has prioritised their eye health. Let’s spread the word. The only way to detect and treat diseases that cause vision loss is through regular eye tests. Encourage everyone to ‘Love Your Eyes’ and book an eye test today.