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About World Sight Day

World Sight Day is marked around the world in many different ways. In 2020, Her Majesty The Queen joined the celebrations. In 2021, from Brooklyn to Bangladesh, over three million pledges to love your eyes were recorded. In 2022, we look forward to a bigger World Sight Day than ever before with celebrations, vision screenings and activism happening around the world.

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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, 13 October 2022. 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, IAPB Patrons and 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.

OUR ASK IS SIMPLE – #LoveYourEyes.

World Sight Day is also an opportunity for IAPB and almost 200 members to focus the world’s attention on the importance of eye health for everyone, everywhere.

Eye health impacts education, employment, quality of life, poverty and so many other Sustainable Development Goals. This World Sight Day, we want organisations and the public to come together to encourage governments, corporations, institutions and individuals to actively call for universal access to eye health.


There are multiple ways for you to get behind World Sight Day. Have fun and let everyone know how you intend to #LoveYourEyes.

Photo Credits

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