News and notices. October 08, 2015

World Sight Day 2015: Eye care for all!

World Sight Day 2015

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. WSD is co-ordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). The theme of WSD is Universal Eye Health in support of the WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Avoidable Blindness and Visual Impairment 2014-2019 – Towards Universal Eye Health .

This year, the WSD call to action is “Eye care for all”. To bring eye care to all we must focus on everybody who needs eye care services – especially the most vulnerable or the ones most in need. What can we do to bring eye care to them all? How can we ensure that access to eye care is not limited by gender or geographic location, or even financial status? Remember that eye health also includes rehabilitation and assistive services for those with irreversible vision loss.

Find out more about World Sight Day 2015 from the IAPB.