World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2014 is on October 9, 2014. The International Agency to Prevent Blindness (IAPB) and the World Health Organization (WHO) remind people of the rolling theme of "Universal Eye Health" and the specific focus this year of "No More Avoidable Blindness."
I personally belonged to the Old Monroe Lions Club (in Old Monroe, Missouri) for quite a number of years. i want to give credit to the many Lions Clubs that support efforts to provide eye exams, eye glasses, as well as leader dogs and the training that goes with that endeavor. Lions Clubs have made a huge impact in our world in regard to sight initiatives.
When i was in elementary school a classmate of mine lost her eyesight. I have not seen her now for five or six years since moving to Wyoming, but I always admired her positive attitude in coping with such a loss. Her faith and determination has touched a lot of people through the years. Thanks "Patty" for your faithful witness.
As I watched the lunar eclipse a night ago, enjoyed the beauty of the full moon last night without an eclipse, and looked at the trees outside my office this morning, I give thanks to God for the gift of sight.