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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IAPB: Don’t miss your chance to enter the #VisionFirst! Photo Competition! Entries close in only TWO days!

8 October 2019

The World Sight Day Photo competition is live. Help mark #WSD19 and draw attention to avoidable blindness and vision impairment.   We know now that 1.2 billion people don’t have access to glasses. Over 3 out of 4–more than 75%–of the world’s vision-impaired are avoidably so. The photo competition is a great tool to draw a spotlight on eye care

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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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Henshaws Seven Steps launched nationwide on World Sight Day

12 October 2018
Source: Henshaws

The Seven Steps Programme is a much needed roadmap for anyone dealing with a visual impairment diagnosis, which can be displayed as posters, leaflets or boards in hospitals, clinics, and community hubs working with visually impaired people across the UK. Our aim is to reach as many people as possible with quality information, advice and guidance. Henshaws, Greater Manchester NHS,

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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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Fight for Sight: Charity announces research into personalised glaucoma treatment on World Sight Day 2018

11 October 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight has chosen World Sight Day 2018 (11 October) to announce funding for a research project that will develop personalised medicine for patients at risk of glaucoma from steroid use. Professor Colin Willoughby from Ulster University has been awarded a £170,000 project grant over three years to better understand the genetic basis for steroid-induced eye pressure. The aim

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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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The call to action for #WorldSightDay 2018 has been announced: #EyecareEveryWhere!

1 May 2018
Source: IAPB

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2018 is on 11 October 2018. 2018 is the sixth year of the WHO Global Action Plan and IAPB encourages our members and partners to continue with our rolling theme:   Universal Eye Health This year, the

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