The annual event aims to highlight the effects of visual impairment and the importance of eliminating avoidable blindness.
Staff in Sightsavers’ country offices celebrated by showing the need to provide good-quality eye care to everyone, no matter where they live, their social status or how much they earn.
Country staff took part in activities including raising awareness of the importance of eye health in Mozambique, carrying out screenings for glaucoma in Nigeria, and testing the eyesight of school bus drivers and senior citizens in India.
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We want to make sure everyone has access to vital eye care.About World Sight Day
In Singida, an inclusive eye health programme has made eye care services more affordable, sustainable and equitable. Here, four people involved with the project share their stories.
In Nigeria and Kenya, two innovative education projects are enabling children with disabilities to reach their potential.
Since 2012, Sightsavers has been using smartphones to collect high-quality data, so that countries can effectively map the disease and focus their elimination efforts.