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World Sight Day on 8 October!

Posted on October 6, 2020



World Sight Day, held on the second Thursday of October each year marks an important day to bring together colleagues from around the world to promote and advocate for eye health preservation.

The International Council of Ophthalmology is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) in support of our ophthalmology member societies and colleagues around the world.

Please see important resources below to engage and communicate around World Sight Day on 8 October 2020.

  • WHO Eye Health Resources for the latest global eye health facts and statistics.
  • World Report on Vision aims to address challenges in eye care and to galvanize action to reduce the burden of eye conditions and vision loss.
  • IAPB advocates for World Sight Day.

"High-quality eye care accessible to all is essential for accomplishing universal health coverage. The World Report on Vision provides guidance and inspiration on how to advance integrated people-centered eye care and raise awareness in order to help protect sight for all ages. There are many ways ICO member societies and ophthalmologists worldwide can contribute to this mission." Dr. Ivo Kocur, Chief Executive Officer, International Council of Ophthalmology and contributor to the World Report on Vision


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