Australian Alumni Association of Nigeria tasks Nigerians on care of Eye
By: Femi Mustapha
A group under the auspices of the Australian Alumni Association of Nigeria (AAAN) has emphasized the importance of good vision in the workplace and the provision of essential eye care services to the community.
The General Secretary of the Association, Mr. Adekunle Toye, stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
He advised workers to be conscious of their eyes as they work and not wait until it worsens before seeking medical attention.
The “Love Your Eyes at Workplace” event featured a range of activities designed to promote eye health and well-being.
The statement further stated that the event was World Sight Day by the Community Advancement Initiative for Self Reliance (CAI4SR), co-sponsored by the Australian Alumni Association of Nigeria (AAAN) and OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, Osogbo, Osun State.
He added that the Community Advancement Initiative for Self Reliance (CAI4SR), a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the well-being and quality of life for communities, successfully organized a significant event in observance of World Sight Day.
This year’s World Sight Day being celebrated with a theme titled “Love Your Eyes at Workplace,” was made possible through sponsorship from the Australian Alumni Association of Nigeria and the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation.
The highlight of the event was the provision of free eye tests and reader eyeglasses to individuals who required them.
The event also included educational sessions on the significance of eye health in the workplace, highlighting the connection between good vision and productivity, safety, and overall well-being.
Mrs. Eni Ayeni, the Executive Director of CAI4SR, expressed gratitude for the support of the Australian Alumni Association of Nigeria, saying, “We are truly grateful for the generous sponsorship from the Australian Alumni Association of Nigeria.
Their support has allowed us to make a profound impact on the lives of our community members by providing essential eye care services. This event underscores the importance of good vision in the workplace, and we are committed to furthering our efforts in this regard.”
The Australian Alumni Association of Nigeria is a group of Nigerian professionals who have had their postgraduate studies in Australia.
The Association works in collaboration with various non-governmental organizations, corporate organizations, and relevant government agencies, ministries, and parastatals to attend to important issues affecting Nigeria as a country.
World Sight Day is an annual global event that raises awareness about blindness and visual impairment, aiming to advocate for the right to good eye health and make quality eye care accessible to all.