Aug 1, 2019
Eye Bank Celebrates Sight Saving Month
Happy Sight Saving Month, Partners!
Last July 05, 1954, through the Proclamation No. 40, President Ramon Magsaysay declared the first week of August of every year as sight-conservation week.
Since then, the month of August has been celebrated as Sight Saving Month.
The celebration aims to emphasize the importance of protecting and taking good care of the eyes.
Likewise, the celebration encourages the public to be aware of available means of restoring lost eyesight and the value of organ donation particularly cornea and eye donation.
The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines, true to its mission in transforming lives through restoring sight and setting the highest standards in international eye banking, joins the entire nation in observing the Sight Saving Month.
This 2019, the Eye Bank, through the policy thrust of its president and CEO, Dr. Minguita Padilla, commits itself further in increasing the number of eye and corneal donations in the country through public education, advocacy campaigns, and cooperation with various individuals, groups, and government institutions.
Together, we can create a society where the present and future needs for corneal transplantation are fully met.
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