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Gearing Up for World Sight Day: October 13, 2022

World Sight Day, a global recognition that focuses attention on the importance of eye care, takes place on October 13, 2022. In preparing for this commemoration, The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) calls upon organizations and the public to join together to urge governments, businesses, institutions and individuals to prioritize eye health and ensure that eye care is “accessible, inclusive and affordable to everyone, everywhere.” IAPB coordinates World Sight Day as a reminder “to love your eyes.” IAPB, along with their Global Partners, Patrons and nearly 200 Member organizations, invites people to keep the importance of eye health in mind and think about “how you can protect it and keep it healthy now and long into the future.” IAPB provides a variety of  resources to increase awareness and advance the goals of this recognition. The 2022 World Sight Day Photo Competitiion, for example, provides an opportunity for photographers, including amateurs and professionals, to display their talents and share with the world what they see and to convey what it means to #LoveYourEyes, the key message being conveyed. Toolkits and Resources, with posters, logos, and social media offerings, can be downloaded as well. To underscore the theme of #LoveYourEyes and to advance the goals of World Sight Day, the IAPB is also asking members and individuals to hold sight screenings in parliaments and other decision-making bodies worldwide. A number of screenings have been planned, including at the United Nations in New York, the UK Parliament in London, the Nepal parliament in Kathmandu, and the Australian Parliament in Canberra. Global Partners will be supporting and holding activities around the world to commemorate the event. Read more from the IAPB about World Sight Day and about some of the plans for World Sight Day 2022 to take sight screenings to National Parliaments.