Locals across Carlow and Kilkenny are being encouraged to get their eyes checked on a regular basis.
The call comes from the National Vision Coalition, who launched its election manifesto for 2016.
Over 4 thousand people in Kilkenny and 2,677 people in Carlow are Blind or Vision impaired.
The NVC are calling on the government to publish and implement a National Vision Strategy for the country.
Avril Daily from the NVC told KCLR news that it’s important people keep up to date with their eye check-ups.