Celebrating 6/6/2020 as an important day for vision awareness
June 6, 1944 is known around the world as D-Day, with the “D” in military parlance meaning the “day” of an important mission.
OHSU Casey Eye Institute is celebrating this special date of 6/6/2020 as C (SEE)–Day. 6/6 is considered perfect vision in the metric system, while 20/20 is perfect vision in the English system of measurement. This is the only time in history that both symbols of perfect vision occur together on the calendar.
We are marking this important day of vision by measuring our progress towards our own critical mission – to eliminate preventable blindness in Oregon. To calculate the visual health of Oregonians, we have developed a metric based on an analysis of our patients with the three leading causes of blindness: macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
On this very first C (SEE)–Day, we have measured Oregon’s vision as 20/80, which is far from where we want Oregon to be. We will continue to evaluate our progress annually each C (SEE)–Day on 6/6 going forward. With earlier diagnosis, better treatments and expanded access to underserved communities, we aim to improve Oregon’s vision to 20/20 perfect vision.
Happy C (SEE)–Day!
Learn about Casey's innovative programs to end blindness
Elks Children's Eye Clinic
This free standing Elks Children’s Eye Clinic will be the central hub for eye programs such as the Preschool Vision Screening Program, Ophthalmic Informatics Center and children’s eye care. Learn more about the new facility.
Community Outreach Program
To eliminate preventable blindness, Casey Volunteers travel throughout the state, partnering with community health organizations to screen adults for diseases threatening their vision. Learn more about the outreach program.
Wold Family Macular Degeneration Center
This center houses clinical trials, basic science research and community outreach programs targeting the leading cause of blindness, macular degeneration. Learn more about Casey's macular degeneration programs.
Paul H. Casey Ophthalmic Genetics Division
Casey is a world leader in the pioneering use of gene therapy to treat inherited eye disease. Learn more about the Gene Therapy Center.
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