World Sight Day
An important advocacy opportunity for us is World Sight Day – celebrated every year on the second Thursday of October, to raise awareness of avoidable blindness.
It’s so important for us to spread the word in the countries in which we work, to let people know what services are available to them, from eye tests to assistance for those who are blind. World Sight Day is a chance to do just that – and every year Sightsavers thinks of new and imaginative ways to highlight issues surrounding blindness.
As well as spreading the word among communities, it’s a great way of grabbing the attention of governments and decision-makers, to help make sure eye health and blindness are on their agenda.
World Sight Day 2009
World Sight Day was celebrated on 8 October in 2009 and the day saw an array of exciting events take place across the world!
World Sight Day 2008
World Sight Day was a great success in 2008, taking place on Thursday 9 October. The theme was 'Eyes on the Future: fighting visual impairment in later life'.