World Sight Day (WSD) is an international day of awareness held every October to focus attention on the global issue of eye health.
World Sight Day, observed annually on the second Thursday of October, is a global event meant to draw attention on blindness and vision impairment. This year it falls on 13th of October.
It was originally initiated by the SightFirstCampaign of Lions Club International Foundation in 2000. It has since been integrated into VISION 2020 and is coordinated by IAPB in cooperation with the World Health Organization.
Theme: The theme for this year’s World Sight Day is ‘Love your eyes.’ The theme is dedicated to informing people to put their eye health first for better vision and getting an accessible health care facility.