The world is gearing up to celebrate World Sight Day tomorrow (12 October 2017)–a day to mark our successes and celebrate the restoration of sight in the millions. World Sight Day is also when we celebrate our efforts to ensure that those with irreversible vision loss live life to the fullest.
Do you have all that you need to mark World Sight Day? If you want to quickly download promotional material, or need help with putting together a press kit, or need ideas for social media messaging, we have you covered. You can download the World Sight Day logo–in multiple languages. Do you need ideas for how to celebrate World Sight Day? No problem; look at the events from around the world last year–over 300–and see what works for you.
Tomorrow is World Sight Day–and what is IAPB doing?
IAPB Vision Atlas
The IAPB Vision Atlas website is a compilation of the very latest data and evidence related to avoidable blindness and vision impairment. On World Sight Day 2017, the Atlas will have updated prevalence maps with data for every country from 1990 to 2015, with projections to 2020. It will also host additional maps for the 21 GBD Regions showing Causes and the numbers affected by Near-Vision Loss.
IAPB Photo Competition
Photo competition microsite: http://photocomp.iapb.org
Eye Inspire microsite: http://eyeinspire.iapb.org
Happy World Sight Day!
Image courtesy Desiree Murray, World Sight Day 2016, Trindad and Tobago.