Over five hundred people, including foreign diplomats, eye doctors, students, people with visual impairment, children, and the general public, formed a visually-stunning human image of a pair of eyeglasses at an event organised by Dr. Agarwals Institute of Optometry of Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital, in association with India Vision Institute (IVI), an eye care NGO, to commemorate the World Sight Day 2023.
Mr. Samay Singh Meena IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic Chennai East, took part as the chief guest of the event, which also featured a walk with blindfolded eyes by hundreds of citizens.
In her comments, Dr. D. Karpagam, Dean, Dr. Agarwals Institute of Optometry, said, “We organised these activities to raise awareness about the magnitude of the issue and encourage individuals, organisations, and governments to take concrete steps toward improving vision health at work.”
In his comments, Mr. Vinod Daniel, CEO, IVI, said, “A pair of glasses is all that is required for many to have a clear vision. I thank DrAgarwals Eye Hospital for joining forces with IVI. I am also grateful to Lawrence and Mayo for supporting us in the initiative.”
Dr. RamyaSampath, Cornea and Refractive Surgeon, Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital, pointed out that “The 20-20-20 rule to take a break every 20 minutes; look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds can reduce the eye strains to a very large extent.”