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World Sight Day 2021: highlights from around the world

On 14 October 2021, Sightsavers staff, partner organisations and supporters celebrated World Sight Day to raise awareness about the importance of access to good eye care.

October 2021
Women waiting in a queue to get their eyes checked.

World Sight Day: Sightsavers calls for urgent action on global eye health

Sightsavers is marking World Sight Day on 14 October by highlighting that the number of people worldwide who are blind could reach 115 million by 2050.

October 2021
A man wearing sunglasses smiles with his two happy grandchildren.

“Now I can see again, I can make money to support my family”

Father and grandfather Sardar from Pakistan is the main breadwinner for his family. But his children and grandchildren faced an uncertain future when he began to develop cataracts.

Four patients wait while socially distancing for their trauchoma surgery while wearing PPE and face masks.

Eye care and COVID-19: what we’ve learned during the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, our priority has been to restart our work quickly and safely. Sightsavers staff reveal our how eye care programmes have evolved in the past 18 months.

October 2021

“What do we mean by the global eye health crisis?”

In an interview for World Sight Day 2021, Sumrana Yasmin, Sightsavers’ global technical lead for eye health, talks to Mutave Mutemi about her work, the global eye health crisis and how we all have a part to play in addressing it.

Mutave Mutemi, October 2021
Safia has her eyes examined by a health worker to check for signs of trachoma.

Seeing clearly: five sight-saving stories in Benin

The Accelerate programme, supported by Sightsavers, aims to stop people going blind from trachoma. In Benin, five patients reveal how the programme has changed their lives.

September 2021
A man sitting on a hospital bed is interviewed by a Sightsavers staff member.

‘Prevention is better than cure’: How social behaviour change prevents glaucoma blindness

The Keep Sight initiative shares its findings on how social behaviour change could address the problem of people losing their sight because of glaucoma.

Selben Penzin, September 2021
Student Ariane smiles at her desk while wearing her new glasses.

Sightsavers refractive error strategy: tackling the world’s biggest cause of visual impairment

This new refractive error strategy, building on achievements to date, aims to accelerate access to, and use of, equitable and inclusive refractive services.

A young girl wearing a surgical cap and an eye patch over her left eye following eye surgery.

Sightsavers eye health strategy: achieving quality eye health services for everyone

Learn about Sightsavers’ plans to expand coverage of essential eye health services to ensure they are sustainable, resilient, and accessible and affordable to all.

Trachoma patient Maria Fonte gives Mercia a hug after the bandages are removed from her eyes following sight-saving surgery.

Research shows impact of Sightsavers’ work on eye health in Mozambique

Sightsavers has been working to strengthen eye health services in Mozambique since 2007. Now, new research shows exactly what we have achieved.

Mercia Cumaio, July 2021
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