Eye Care Awareness Month (ECAM), held annually from the 23rd September – 20th October, is a month dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of Eye Health. The theme for this year’s campaign is: “Universal Eye Health – Get your eyes tested”.

International World Sight Day takes place during this month on the 9 October.

The South African Optometric Association (SAOA), will be attempting an eye screening marathon on World Sight Day, 9 October to see how many eye screenings SAOA optometrists can perform in one day. This marathon will take place nationally in all SAOA optometry practices that are willing to offer the public an eye screening for free.