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World Sight Day 2014

Thank you to everyone who took part in World Sight Day which was celebrated 10 October 2013.

World Sight Day aims to focus global attention on blindness, vision impairment and rehabilitation of visually impaired people.

This year, World Sight Day 2014 will be held 9 October 2014. Please check these pages for more information in the lead up to the event.

The World Health Organization estimates that 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, and yet preventable causes are as high as 80% of the global visual impairment burden. 90% of blind people live in developing countries, and this needless waste costs individuals, families and communities billions of dollars every year. 42% of the global causes of visual impairment are due to Uncorrected Refractive Errors (UREs).