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World Sight Day: ‘Most road crashes caused by blurred vision’

By Elizabeth Uwandu
Lagos—Nigerian Optometric Association, NOA in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has called on Nigerians, particularly, drivers to annually go for eye checkup or risked being victims of Glaucoma and other eyes related ailments. They also posited that majority of the road accidents recorded in Nigeria are mostly caused by blurred vision.

Speaking at an activity to mark this year’s Word Sight Day in Lagos, the Chairman, NOA, Lagos Branch, Dr. Ogechi Nwokedi, and the Deputy Route Commander, and the Ag. Sector Public Education Officer, FRSC Lagos Sector Command , Mrs. Olabisi Sonusi said that the road walk was organised in commemoration of World Sight to create awareness on eye care which is the window of the soul.

Nwokedi who spoke on the theme, “Stronger Together” to create awareness on vision standards for safe driving; lamented that ignorant of regular eye check has made many people susceptible to Glaucoma which causes irreversible blindness.

The FRSC spokesman, Sonusi, said that majority of road crashes were due to blurred sights of drivers. She urged road users to regularly go for eyes check up. “

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