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World Sight Day 2013

World Sight Day will be celebrated on 10 October in a bid to focus global attention on blindness, vision impairment and rehabilitation of visually impaired people.

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).

Every October, people around the globe celebrate World Sight Day to raise awareness of eye and vision care and 2013 will be no exception! 

To download promotional material for World Sight Day please visit the IAPB website. Here you will find suggestions of activities you could participate in and also ideas for social media posts on the day.

Let us know what you are doing to celebrate World Sight Day 2013.