Book and Copyright Day
Promoting the importance of healthy vision and regular eye examinations is a daily undertaking for doctors of optometry, but it’s a message that’s especially strong in May. This month, participate in Healthy Vision Monthand educate the public about what they can do to ensure their vision and eyes are healthy. This observance is organized by the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI).
Why is Book and Copyright Day important?
During the month of April and all year round, it is critical to take the time to read on your own or with your children. It is a time to celebrate the importance of reading, foster children’s growth as readers, and promote a lifelong love of literature and integration into the world of work.
How to observe Book and Copyright Day
Through reading and the celebration of World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April, we can open ourselves to others despite the distance, and we can travel thanks to the imagination. From April 1st to 23rd, UNESCO will share quotes, poems, and messages to symbolize the power of books and encourage reading as much as possible. By creating a sense of community through the shared readings and the shared knowledge, readers around the world can connect and mutually help curb loneliness.
More than ever, at a time where most of the schools around the world are closed and people are having to limit their time spent outside, the power of books should be leveraged to combat isolation, reinforce ties between people, expand our horizons, while stimulating our minds and creativity.
In order to celebrate today effectively, you can spread the word about Healthy Vision Month with sample social media messages, shareable graphics, newsletter content, and personal stories.
- UN and other international NGO
- Non-Profits website for the observance