Globally, 1.1 billion people have an untreated or preventable visual impairment. That’s an eighth of the world’s population – almost as many people as there are in Europe and the USA combined.
We believe everyone, including women, girls, and people with disabilities, should have access to the services they need. When we tackle avoidable blindness, children can learn and adults can earn, helping nations to thrive and reducing poverty and inequality.
That’s why, to mark World Sight Day 2023 on Thursday 12 October, we took to social media to raise awareness about the importance of inclusive eye health. Our #EyeCreation spread the word by encouraging our partners and supporters to use their imagination, creating eye-catching images to share far and wide.