Professor Moore and Professor Shah emphasise the Significance of World Sight Day on U105.
In an exclusive interview on U105, Professor Moore (Cathedral Eye Clinic’s Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Clinical Director) and Professor Shah (Founder of the Sight Foundation in Cambodia), shared insights on the importance of vision and eye health in celebration of the 22nd World Sight Day on 12th of October, 2023. This conversation not only delved into the significance of maintaining good eye health but also revealed the caring and supportive approach of Cathedral Eye Clinic when providing high-quality eye-related services, both locally and globally.
World Sight Day: A Global Mission
World Sight Day, now in its 22nd year, is a global initiative led by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). This day serves as a reminder of our collective duty to raise awareness about blindness and vision impairment, emphasising the profound impact it has on individuals and communities worldwide.
A Friendship Built on a Shared Mission
Professor Shah, a long-term colleague and friend of Professor Moore, is a key figure behind the establishment of the Sight Foundation in Cambodia, a cause supported by Cathedral Eye Clinic. Professor Moore also underscored Cathedral Eye Clinic’s focus in providing better quality eye care in developing nations.
Supporting the Sight Foundation in Cambodia
During the interview, Professor Moore highlighted the support provided by Cathedral Eye Clinic to the Sight Foundation in Cambodia. He emphasised Cathedral Eye Clinic’s commitment to provide relevant cataract services to those of working age (40+) in developing nations across the globe.
Promoting Regular Vision Screenings: A Personal Touch
One of the key takeaways from the conversation was that advocacy for regular vision screenings is an essential step in early detection of vision issues. They underscored the importance of preventive care, like eye exams, in identifying and addressing potential problems before they become more serious. Hence, Cathedral Eye Clinic’s active commitment in encouraging individuals to schedule routine screenings.
The Paramount Importance of Prioritising Eye Health: A Caring Mission
During the conversation, Professors Moore and Shah emphasised the pivotal role played by Cathedral Eye Clinic in the field of eye care. They stressed that eye health should be a top priority for everyone, echoing the global call to action on World Sight Day. Prioritising eye health not only enhances the quality of life for individuals but also contributes to the well-being of entire communities, embodying the patient care mission of Cathedral Eye Clinic.
Cathedral Eye Clinic’s Servicing
During the interview, Professors Moore emphasised Cathedral Eye Clinic’s dedication to delivering state-of-the-art eye care services. With a team of compassionate and highly skilled professionals, the clinic stands at the forefront of eye care, offering advanced treatments and procedures to help individuals preserve and enhance their vision.
Audio: Professor Moore & Professor Shah’s interview on U105
Professor Moore & Professor Shah’s interview on U105
The interview with Professors Moore and Shah on U105 provided an informative perspective on the significance of World Sight Day and the critical importance of maintaining good eye health. Cathedral Eye Clinic’s dedication to delivering compassionate and professional eye care services, their support for global eye health through the Sight Foundation in Cambodia, and the collaboration between friends and colleagues in this mission, are crucial steps towards preventing vision issues and promoting healthier, happier lives. As we reflect on the 22nd year of World Sight Day, we’re reminded that it’s not just a day to raise awareness, but a genuine call to action for each of us to prioritise our own eye health and encourage others to do the same.