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About World Sight Day

World Sight Day is marked around the world in many ways. In 2020, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II joined the celebrations. In 2021, from Brooklyn to Bangladesh, over three million pledges to love your eyes were recorded. In 2022, we more than doubled our pledges and took the issue of eye health to corridors of power across the globe with screenings taking place at the UN Headquarters and national Parliaments.

We look forward to celebrating World Sight Day 2023 with you.

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World Sight Day 2022

What is World Sight Day?

World Sight Day is an International Day of Awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October. This year, World Sight Day is Thursday, 12 October 2023. World Sight Day is coordinated by the IAPB.

World Sight Day is a reminder to you, to love your eyes. Along with our Global Partners and IAPB Members, IAPB invites you to think about the importance of your eye health and how you can protect it and keep it healthy now and long into the future.

World Sight Day is part of IAPB’s Love Your Eyes campaign calling on governments and businesses to make eye health accessible, available and affordable for everyone by 2030.

OUR ASK IS SIMPLE – #LoveYourEyes.

We want eye health to be Accessible, Available, and Affordable for everyone by 2030. Our Love Your Eyes campaign calls on governments and businesses to make this a reality.

World Sight Day is an important part of the Love Your Eyes campaign and an opportunity to educate the public, governments, and world leaders on the importance of eye health.

Together we must work to make sure eye health receives the global political, health, and development focus it needs and deserves. We will work to make eye health accessible, available, and affordable to everyone by 2030.

Join the Love Your Eyes campaign today and join us in celebrating this year’s World Sight Day.


We are excited to share our plans for World Sight Day 2023. Please sign up to our Insights Newsletter here to be the first to hear about them.

Photo Credits

Banner: “Edina Mboje learns her Sight Will be Restored”, Joe Raffanti, Seva Foundation