January 4th is celebrated every year as World Braille Day in memory of Louis Braille (who was born on this day in 1809 in France). Louis became blind after a childhood accident at the age of 10. Instead of despairing at his tragedy, he created a reading and writing system based on touch. He invented braille. Every day, millions of blind and severely visually handicapped individuals benefit from this system of ‘tactile reading’. The day also acknowledges that those with visual impairment deserve the same standard of human rights as everyone else.
Pink City Eye and Retina Center is proud to be a small part of the global effort to prevent and treat blindness and to help visually impaired individuals achieve their optimum potential in life.