World Sight Day

Promoting global awareness of blindness and vision problems

Did you know that 563 million people around the globe have poor vision combined with inadequate access to vision care? World Sight Day, honored this year on Oct. 9, aims to raise awareness of vision problems and blindness prevention.

World Sight Day origins

Observed on the second Thursday of October each year, World Sight Day was established by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and also is supported by the World Health Organization. LensCrafters and Luxottica, in partnership with OneSight, support the yearly event with various fundraising and awareness campaigns.

Seeing the world through another’s eyes

To raise awareness of global vision problems, OneSight created http://www.thewaywesee.it, which allows visitors to see what the world looks like to an eight year old girl who does not have access to vision care. Visitors are encouraged to share the story via social media and make a donation to OneSight programs.

20 for 20/20 campaign

OneSight is also encouraging individuals to participate in the 20 for 20/20 campaign. The premise of the campaign is to ask 20 friends or family members to donate $20 over a 20 day period, with donations going to support OneSight programs. To create your campaign, go to my.onesight.org

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