Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center’s China National Sight Day celebrations

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Report by Dr. Baixiang Xiao, Yangfang Wang and Yuanping Liu, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University. For National Sight Day theme, experts team from Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center showed up on live online programme, talking about popular topics on eye care, mainly on prevention of myopia, basic eye care knowledge for individuals, recognition of retinopathy, artificial…

The Fred Hollows Foundation Celebrates National Eye Care Day in China

It was the 25th National Eye Care Day in China on 6th June 2020. The theme this year is “Vision 2020: focuses on universal eye health”. The Fred Hollows Foundation organized a series of activities to celebrate the day in the country. New project launched in Anhui On National Eye Care Day, The Fred Hollows…

Pass the gift of sight on National Eye Care Day

Country Director, Greater China
Organisation: SightLife

As the theme for this year’s national Eye Care Day, Universal Eye Health includes those with corneal blindness. Corneal opacity is the fourth leading cause of blindness in in China affecting thousands of people. A corneal transplant, replaces the damaged cornea with a healthy cornea tissue from a donor; it is regarded as the ultimate…

HESH hold online show on Prevention and Control of Myopia on China National Sight Day

Director PBL Department He Vision Group
Organisation: Shenyang He Eye Hospital

June 6th was the 25th China National Eye Day. He Eye Specialist Hospital(HESH), as the National Training Base for the Prevention and Treatment of Blindness, Liaoning Provincial Center for Juvenile Myopia Prevention and Control, and one of the ten teams of National Myopia Control Team held an online class with the theme of “Prevention and…

Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center and Clearly Partner to launch kids eye health app

The health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic extend far beyond the coronavirus itself.  Lockdown measures have changed the way we work, interact and learn, and the effect these changes are having on our eyes is poorly understood. What we are certain of is that people are adjusting to working in more constrained environments: face-to-face meetings…

Shanghai holds China’s 25th national eye care day campaign

Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center

Frederick Chen, Orbis International and Wang Jingjing from Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center write on Shanghai’s celebrations. June 6th, 2020 is China’s 25th national “eye care day”, with the theme of “Vision 2020 focuses on general eye health”. 2020 is a landmark year for eye health. In 1999, the World Health Organization (WHO)…

Happy China National Sight Day

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Congratulations to our Members and Stakeholders in China! Each year 6/6 becomes an ever more important day on the IAPB calendar as we join with our Friends in China to celebrate China National Sight Day. This year, even though we can’t be present with you as normal, we are very much celebrating with you in…

2019 in Review: A Year in Photos

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB
JANUARY Growing Membership A long standing IAPB Group C member, OneSight, opted to become a Group B member. We also started 2019 by welcoming three new Group C members: Clearly, Global Vision 2020 and Hawaiian Eye Foundation. FEBRUARY Singapore announced as the venue for Global Assembly IAPB will be hosting its Global Assembly in Singapore with SERI from October 12-14, 2020.…

2019 in Review: Highlights from IAPB Western Pacific

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
Looking back over 2019, it’s impossible not to also look ahead to 2020. The pivotal year that many of us have been working towards throughout our career in the eye health sector, is almost upon us. It’s only fitting that our members and stakeholders are keeping one eye on the future and that they expect…

Celebrating China National Sight Day: A round-up

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

“We have fifteen doctor, twenty three eye nurses and two technicians. But we only have one professor, so we’re just a small provincial hospital,” laments Dr Wang as he tours me around the Dali Hospital in Western Yunnan. “That’s why we’re so happy you came to visit us, so that people will know that anyway…

Go Sunny For Sight“目”浴阳光 : Paris 巴黎

SEDPTC Myopia Management Mascot
Organisation: Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center

The first stop for Big Eye is…Paris! Where will Big Eye visit next!? 大眼仔下一站去哪里!? Image on Top: Big Eye at Arc de Triomphe Who is Big Eye? Big Eye Goes Global大眼仔全球环游记} Also read: Big Eye Goes Global 24th China National Sight Day to be observed on June 6

24th China National Sight Day to be observed on June 6

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

6月6日中国第24个全国爱眼日活动敬请关注 All IAPB members and friends across China will be participating in activities to mark 24th China National Sight Day on June 6. Amongst those will be the activities carried out by Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center (SEDPTC). Many readers will already be familiar with Big Eye, the SEDPTC mascot who teaches children…

Big Eyes Goes Global

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

With China National Sight Day fast approaching, attention continues to focus on the growth of myopia and the importance of strategies to combat the trend. Increased outdoor activity for children is one such mechanism and our colleagues at Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center (SEDPTC) are at the forefront of research and awareness raising. …

IAPB: A year in photos 2018

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB
January IAPB Gender Equity work group established What a fantastic way to start the year! With The Fred Hollows Foundation, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Seva Foundation, Helen Keller International and Sightsavers at the helm, the group provides an important forum for raising awareness, sharing ideas and disseminating evidence on gender equity approaches. A New Ray…

IAPB WPR Focus: Editorial July 2018

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Hi everyone, Quarter Two of 2018 was busy for us in the Western Pacific. We’ve been out on the road, meeting with many of you, visiting the fantastic projects that you – our members and friends – are implementing… plus we’ve been busy making preparations for key events in Q3 and Q4. Here are a few key…