Century-old charity rebrands on World Sight Day to tackle unacceptable sight loss stats

10 October 2019
Source: Greater London Fund for the Blind (GLFB) - Vision Foundation

• 98-year-old sight loss charity relaunches for World Sight Day, Thursday 10 October • Nearly 9 out of 10 (86%) people say a blind person could not do some or any of their job according to YouGov UK survey • Vision Foundation poll of blind and partially sighted Londoners reveals stark picture of isolation, depression and deteriorating mental health After

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Fight for Sight: World Sight Day: poll highlights a third of people living with sight loss experience mental health issues

10 October 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

A poll commissioned by eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that 4 in 10 Brits either has or knows someone with significant sight loss, and a third (33%) of these people have experienced mental health issues. The online poll conducted by YouGov on behalf of Fight for Sight, also shows that 84% of Brits fear losing their sight

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European Coalition for Vision: Putting Vision First on World Sight Day.

10 October 2019
Source: European Coalition for Vision

The European Coalition for Vision urges everyone in Europe to celebrate World Sight Day and put their Vision First! Regular eye examinations by a registered eye health professional (ophthalmologist, optometrist or optician) are vital for maintaining good sight and for revealing serious health issues. There are over 30 million blind and partially sighted people Europe and 1 in 30 Europeans

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World Sight Day (WSD): Photo Competition: 5 Years of Photos and Loads of Inspiration

3 October 2019

IAPB, with support from Bayer, is celebrating the fifth year of its online photo competition. This year’s theme is “Vision First!” and the competition ends on World Sight Day (10 October 2019). Prizes include a popular pick at IAPB’s Council of Members, a DSLR camera and a cash prize. Find out more at http://photocomp.iapb.org (Do use the hashtag #VisionFirst!)  Starting

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BBC Wales: World Sight Day: My life as a blind ‘Luddite’

12 October 2018
Source: BBC Wales

The majority of Wales’ 107,000 visually impaired people do not have access to the internet at home, according to research for World Sight Day. That is despite access to the internet at home being seen as key to reducing levels of social and financial inequality. Neil Prior, a BBC journalist of 18 years, has been totally blind since the age

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World Sight Day sees new easy read resource launched to help change lives for people with learning disabilities

SeeAbility logo

11 October 2018
Source: SeeAbility

To mark this year’s World Sight Day, SeeAbility, the national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss has launched a new resource designed to help people access easy read eye care information. This World Sight Day, SeeAbility also welcomes support from NHS England who are working to improve eye care services for people with learning disabilities and

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IAPB World Sight Day Special

11 October 2018
Source: IAPB

Happy World Sight Day! As ever, the IAPB  bring you a selection of events and activities from across the IAPB membership—pop songs(!), mascots, hashtags—as we mark the day. It’s a been a year since the IAPB Vision Atlas went live: we have some updates; and we end with WSD messages from our staff. We recorded over 600 events last year—help

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Today is World Sight Day

11 October 2018
Source: VISION 2020/IAPB

This year, the ‘Call to Action’ is #EyeCareEverywhere, let us draw attention to eye care issues so that everyone, everywhere has access to good eye health. What’s the first thing you can do? Plan for an eye examination.Look around in your family, especially for those who are vulnerable: young, school-going children, the elderly, those with diabetes. Download the WSD17 Activities

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Tomorrow is World Sight Day 2018

World Sight Day 2018 logo

10 October 2018
Source: World Sight Day

World Sight Day is the most important advocacy and communications event on the eye health calendar. It is a great time to engage with the world around us – a patient’s family, those who seldom get an eye exam, diabetics. We have the data and evidence. We also have projections into the future–and we know things can go bad, if

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IAPB: World Sight Day 2018 (WSD18) Implementation Pack

3 October 2018
Source: IAPB

World Sight Day is the most important advocacy and communications event on the eye health calendar. It is a great time to engage with the world around us – a patient’s family, those who seldom get an eye exam, diabetics. We have the data and evidence. We also have projections into the future–and we know things can go bad, if

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