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World Sight Day

World Sight Day is on Thursday 13 October 2022 and we are focusing the world’s attention on the importance of eye care. We invite you to join us by prioritising your eye health and considering how eye care and rehabilitations services should be accessible, inclusive, and affordable to everyone, everywhere.

World Sight Day 2022

LOVE YOUR EYES

Nearly everyone on the planet will experience an eye health issue in their lifetime, however, more than a billion people worldwide do not have access to the services they need to see clearly.

The good news is that this is a global issue that is within our grasp to solve.

While we work behind the scenes to ensure a world where access to good quality eye health services are readily available, preventable sight loss is prioritised, and where barriers that prevent the full participation of people with permanent visual impairment are removed, we call on YOU to be aware of our own eye health and if you can, to #LoveYourEyes.

We understand that a healthy vision is the responsibility of each and every one of us, and when we create a groundswell of demand for eye care services and treatments that has a ripple effect that reaches our leaders and decision-makers.

So, this World Sight Day, #LoveYourEyes and join the millions of others globally who will be doing the same.

GET INVOLVED

Taking action to #LoveYourEyes is about making sure your own vision is healthy now and long into the future, and raising awareness of those around the world who do not have access to eye care services or treatments.

The World Health Organization’s World Report on Vision and the UN Resolution on Vision have cemented eye health as critical to achieving the sustainable development goals. Loving your eyes is a big deal, to each of us as individuals and importantly, to levels of education and economic growth, poverty reduction and equality, and the health and wellbeing of families, communities and nations.

Use your voice to get behind World Sight Day. 👇

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Your Eyes Love

CHILDREN’S ACCESS TO EDUCATION

CHILDREN’S ACCESS TO EDUCATION

EQUITABLE AND INCLUSIVE ACCESS TO EYE HEALTH SERVICES

EQUITY AND INCLUSION

GREATER INCLUSION FOR OLDER PEOPLE

UNLOCKED PRODUCTIVITY

VISION AS AN SDG ACCELERATOR

WORKPLACE VISION SAFETY

Photo Credits

Banner: Erum Daniyal for IAPB WSD #LoveYourEyes Photo Competition, “EVERYONE COUNTS” Image: WSD Global Challenge – Magrabi foundation, “Your Eyes Love” images: 1) “Group of children looking up at trees and smiling”, Hanh Pham, Orbis International in Vietnam, 2) “The refractionist is helping group of elders for visual check in Social protection center in Hanoi where the homeless elders are living”. Nguyễn Hữu Thông, Alina Vision Vietnam 3) “Blind musician” Susheel Kumar Shrestha, shilapatra.com 4) “My mom”, Rosley Majid 5) Prevent Blindness 6) “Zambian nurses who see the real suffering caused by unnecessary visual impairment on a daily basis” Frano Loots, Orbis Africa 7) Still working with good glasses, Lia Marmelstein, Eye Care Foundation. Find out more images: 2) Hope, Michael Schoenfeld, Eye Corps