Thanks to all for submitting their World Sight Day activities and photos, and for increasing optometry awareness around the world. World Sight Day Activities 2017 WSD Photo Collage
WCO President WSD Press Release 10-11-17
Latest Global Blindness & VI prevalence figures published in Lancet New paper notes that there were 253 million people with visual impairment—and a staggering 1.1 billion people with near vision impairment–in 2015. This Vision Loss Expert Group paper sets the stage for an updated IAPB Vision Atlas on World Sight Day 2017.
Helping to Make Children’s Vision Count Optometry Giving Sight is once again inviting all those who value good vision to support its major fundraising campaign for the year, the World Sight Day Challenge. The Challenge will run throughout October – with World Sight Day being celebrated on Thursday October 12th.
Denver, CO (March 7, 2017) – Students from thirty Schools of Optometry and pre-Optometry clubs across North America have raised more than $40,000 as part of the 2016 World Sight Day Student Challenge, to help fund the development of Optometry in underserved communities throughout the world. “Our sincere thanks to the student leaders from the
World Sight Day is an important advocacy and communications event on the eye health calendar. It is a great time to engage with a wider audience – a patient’s family, those who seldom get an eye exam, diabetics – and showcase why eye health needs everybody’s attention. From the International Agency for the Prevention of