Eye Care Awareness Month is ends 18 October.
The aim of the event is to raise awareness about the importance of eye health, specifically around the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness.
75% of all cases of blindness is avoidable through prevention or through treatment.
Africa Melane talks to Angie Khupe head of the Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness at the SA National Council for the Blind.
The eye is actually the window of the body and without the eyes life becomes very difficult— Angie Khupe, head of the Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness
We are encouraging people to talk to one another about the importance of eyes, to know that you do not have to have an eye problem to go to the hospital , you can have your eyes checked any time especially when you are over 40, every two years. Over 60 have them checked every year.— Angie Khupe, head of the Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness
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This article first appeared on 702 : Eye care awareness month: Why you should have your eyes checked regularly