World Sight Day 2019
Puts Vision First

Every year, on the second Thursday of October, Seva joins the rest of the international vision care community to recognize World Sight Day. This year, World Sight Day took place on October 10, 2019. We are very grateful to everybody who joined us on social media to raise awareness about treatable blindness and visual impairment.

Originally conceived by the Lions Club International Foundation, World Sight Day is now coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). This year’s call to action was "Vision First!"

We also held a webinar on World Sight Day. Seva partners and team members from all over the globe came online on a conference call to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and connect with colleagues worldwide.

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the World Report on Vision, a crucial framework for eye health delivery, on the eve of World Sight Day.


Feel inspired? Help support Seva:

Although World Sight Day has already come and gone, there are always things you can do to promote eye health in your day-to-day life:
  • When is the last time you or your loved ones had an eye exam? Adults and school-aged children should have comprehensive eye exams at least every two years. Seniors should have them annually.

  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram! While you’re there, help spread awareness of the need for worldwide eyecare by sharing our posts and using the hashtags #VisionFirst and #SightforAll.

  • Have you signed up for a marathon? A bike race? A bake-athon? Or even a simple fundraiser on Facebook that you can create within seconds? Visit facebook.com/fundraisers.

  • Visit our "Ways To Give" section on the Seva website to learn more.

  • If you shop on Amazon, select Seva at smile.amazon.com. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Seva!

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