World Sight Day

World Sight Day Quick Facts - US

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2020 DateOctober 8, 2020
2021 DateOctober 14, 2021
World Sight Day

World Sight Day History

World Sight Day seeks to raise awareness about the vision impaired. This day aims to provide those in need with adequate resources and treatment so that they can properly see. World Sight Day was first observed by the Sight First Campaign in 2000. It is observed annually on the second Thursday of October.

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World Sight Day Facts

  • The theme for World Sight Day in 2020 was Hope in Sight.
  • Globally, more than 2.2 billion people have some form of vision impairment according to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.
  • As of 2020, 2.6 billion people have myopia (nearsightedness) globally.

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