Stronger Together: Mark World Sight Day Oct. 13

Stronger Together: Mark World Sight Day Oct. 13

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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 Blindness:

World Sight Day 2016 will be on 13 October 2016. This year’s call to action:

Stronger Together

IAPB urges you to focus on all the stakeholders who are important for successful delivery eye care. Think of all the groups of people who engage with eye care: ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic nurses, donors, patients, carers, the wider family. Clearly, our successes are made possible by the fact that we work together, and so, what can be a better theme for our continued success? The more groups we bring together–the diabetic community, the irreparably blind, vulnerable groups, including those with other disabilities–the stronger we become.

This World Sight Day, let’s celebrate our partnerships and friendships.

IAPB Photo Competition

Eye care for all photo competition
We are delighted to announce a new photo competition again. This year too, IAPB encourages amateur and professional photographers around the world to join us in highlighting the impact of eye health in people’s lives, by taking part in an International Photography Competition with theme, ‘Stronger Together’.  Send us your pictures – professional shoots, amateur compositions, instagrams or flickr – with the hashtag, #WSD2016 and #StrongerTogether by 13 October 2016 – World Sight Day (Microsite live here: http://photocomp.iapb.org).