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:
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.