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World Sight Day

World Sight Day is on Thursday 13 October 2022
Our theme 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, this is why our theme for World Sight Day 2021 was #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 REALLY DID COUNT!

In the month leading up to World Sight Day, we wanted to get over 1 million people to pledge to have a sight test or care for their eyes. 

Together with our World Sight Day Global Partners, IAPB Members, those across the eye health sector and thousands of individuals we smashed our target and achieved more than a 3.6million sight tests.

A big thank you to everyone who made a pledge. 

How to Love Your Eyes

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

Learn more

For World Sight Day 2021 we asked 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