World Sight Day

Join Sightsavers on 12 October 2023 to celebrate the importance of sight. This year we’re taking action on social media: find out how to get involved in our #EyeCreation.

You can change someone’s life on World Sight Day


World Sight Day is an annual event to raise awareness about the importance of eye care worldwide.

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’re taking to social media to raise awareness about the importance of inclusive eye health. Our #EyeCreation will spread the word by encouraging our partners and supporters to use their imagination, creating eye-catching images to share far and wide.

Read on to learn how to take part.

An eye shape created out of string.
Join our #EyeCreation on World Sight Day 2023 by creating your own eye image.

#EyeCreation: how to get involved

Eye icon.

1. To help Sightsavers mark World Sight Day 2023, create an eye shape out of whatever materials you have to hand. The more unusual the better!

2. Be creative and use your imagination: if you need inspiration, see our gallery below. When you’re finished, take a photo of your creation.

3. Share your photo on social media using the hashtag #EyeCreation, and say why eye health is important to you. Don’t forget to tag @Sightsavers!

How we protect sight around the world

We train eye surgeons

Our work relies on thousands of skilled staff. Since 1950, we’ve trained more than 3,800 ophthalmic nurses and 1,000 cataract surgeons.
A guide to eye health roles

We distribute medication

Local volunteers are trained to check people’s symptoms, distribute preventative medication and refer patients for further treatment.
How we reach remote communities

Three men stand outside a hospital entrance.

We improve health care

Sightsavers works with national governments and partners to improve local health services, ensuring everyone can get health care when they need it.
About health systems strengthening

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Change lives on World Sight Day

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