8 OCTOBER 2009
World Sight Day (WSD) is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. This year, it focuses on gender and eye health–equal access to care.
VISION 2020 is the global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness, a joint programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) with an international membership of NGOs, professional associations, eye care institutions and corporations.
Over the next two decades, Vision 2020 will take steps to prevent an estimated 100 million people from becoming blind.
Vision 2020 focuses on creating adequate eyecare facilities, a foundation of well-trained eyecare
workers, implementing programmes to control the major causes of blindness, and integrating
eye-care into general health care services... (more)
VISION 2020: The Right to Sight
What is VISION 2020: The Right to Sight?
International Key Messages