World Sight Day 2024

World Sight Day focuses the world’s attention on the importance of eye care in young people and inspiring children everywhere to love their eyes.

World Sight Day 2024

World Sight Day focuses the world’s attention on the importance of eye care in young people and inspiring children everywhere to love their eyes.

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A MEGAPHONE FOR CHILD EYE HEALTH

Together, we are creating a world where every child has eye health that is accessible, available and affordable.

Starting with a groundswell of young people who are inspired to make their vision a priority. A generation of children who have all the information they need to protect their eyes and, crucially, take the steps needed to look after their vision – from reducing screen time and placing importance on being outside through to seeking help for any ailments and discomfort.

We campaign to ensure that children not only understand the importance of caring for their eye health but are also free from the weight of any social stigma associated with wearing glasses and other corrective treatments.

Through these efforts, governments and those of influence are listening like never before - recognising that early intervention and regular eye health is critical to unlocking education opportunities and future economic potential.

Join us and millions of children globally in making the case loudly and repeatedly that eye health in young people is not an optional extra. It is vital to everything.

The issues

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Every day, young people miss out on learning and social opportunities because of a vision issue that could be treated, corrected and often cured.

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Children in low-and-middle income countries with vision loss are 2-5x less likely to be in school.

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450 million children have a sight condition the requires treatment, with many unable to access affordable, available eye care.

450 million children have a sight condition the requires treatment, with many unable to access affordable, available eye care.

Love Your Eyes Global Partners

World Sight Day would not be possible without the support of the Love Your Eyes Global Partners. We thank them for their unwavering commitment to eye care for everyone, everywhere.

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Get Involved

On World Sight Day, millions of voices are casting a spotlight on children’s eye care and championing eye health for all young people. After all, the healthy lessons we can teach our kids today become the foundation for a lifetime of good vision.

Kid. Barn. Bachcha. Crianca. The terminology for this age group varies around the world and yet, there is one universal constant that unifies them – the escalating risks to their eye health.

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About World Sight Day

World Sight Day:

  • is an opportunity to focus the world's attention on eye health as a global issue.
  • raises awareness of eye health amongst individuals, families and communities.
  • is a platform to influence decision makers to prioritise eye health initiatives.
  • helps activate demand for eye health services globally.

World Sight Day is coordinated by IAPB and supported by almost 200 IAPB Member organisations globally.

Love Your Eyes at Work

No matter where you are or what job you do, it is important to prioritise and protect your eye health at work.

This includes everything from avoiding accidents in the workplace, which are too often caused by or lead to poor vision, to productivity, which is greatly improved when the eye health of workers is a made priority.

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