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Many Blindness Events in October!

Blindness Awareness Month logo

There are numerous dates throughout the month of October that aim to bring heightened awareness to blindness and visual impairment.

Meet the Blind Month is a nationwide campaign to increase awareness of, and support for, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

World Sight Day is October 13, 2016.  Established by the International Association for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), it is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

White Cane Safety Day is October 15, 2016. Established on October 6, 1964 by a joint resolution of the Congress, HR 753 was signed into law authorizing the President of the United States to proclaim October 15 of each year as "White Cane Safety Day."  
 
Home Eye Safety Month:  Prevent Blindness.org reminds us that approximately half of all eye injuries occur in or around the home.  The month of October can be used to provide information on how to keep the eyes safe while at home. 
 
Eye Care Awareness Month is a time to share eye care tips and to remind people to have their eyes and vision checked.
 
New England Low Vision and Blindness shares information of more events and campaigns taking place around the world this month.
 
Pinterest collage of eye health and safety month