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World Sight Day 2021

World Sight Day is on Thursday 14 October 2021
Our theme for this year is:

#LoveYourEyes

EVERYONE COUNTS

Nearly everyone on the planet will experience an eye health issue in their lifetime and more than a billion people worldwide do not have access to eye care services.

To address the bigger picture at the country and global level, we need to be aware of our own eye health, and so our theme for 2021 is all about #LoveYourEyes.

#LoveYourEyes is all about being aware of your own eye health and if you are able to, get a sight test or recommend others do the same.

Our eyes can also tell us so much about our general health – scroll down to explore how to #LoveYourEyes and learn more about your own eye health.

For World Sight Day 2021, EVERYONE COUNTS

In the month leading up to World Sight Day, we want to get over 1 million people to pledge to have a sight test or care for their eyes. So, whoever you are, we are asking you get involved – make a pledge!

Pledge your sight test

If you are an individual, you’ll be able to pledge to test your eyes or care for your eyes.

Make A Pledge

If you are an eye care professional or organisation, you’ll be able to pledge all the tests you do in the month leading up to World Sight Day here.

EDUCATION PACK

This World Sight Day, we have a schools pack for the education sector to help teachers and children talk about the importance of eye health. The colourful pack is a great introduction to eye health–read on!

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How to Love Your Eyes

This World Sight Day, find out what you need to do to prevent sight loss, and to protect, preserve and prioritise vision.

The 4 ‘P’s to love your eyes

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We are also asking IAPB members, patrons and the whole eye health community to join our EVERYONE COUNTS Global Challenge.

But if EVERYONE COUNTS we need to not just think about what we can do about our own eye health, but need to raise awareness of those around the world who don’t have access to vision care.

The World Report on Vision showed us how important eye health is to the world achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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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: OneSight, Image 1: Dr. Ronald Yeoh, “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