World Sight Day 2019 - World Sight Day 2019

WORLD SIGHT DAY 2019

There are an estimated 253 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired. Shockingly, 75% suffer from conditions that are treatable or preventable. The problem? Nearly 90% of these people live in low- or middle-income countries where access to skilled eye doctors, quality hospitals, adequate resources, or even basic medical care is extremely limited or non-existent.

But there is a solution. This is a problem we can solve!

Join us this October as we celebrate World Sight Day, an annual international day of advocacy and awareness-building to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

From October 1st – 14th, make a donation to support of sight-saving work around the world. For just $20, you could save the sight of a child and change their life forever. Help us spread the word and let us know why you care about eye care, using #WhyICare and tagging us at @OrbisCA (Facebook & Twitter) @OrbisCanada (Instagram).







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#WhyICare

This year, we want to emphasize the significance of eye health through our partners, supporters and donors, like you! We all have our own experiences with vision, whether it’s our own or through our friends and family – and we want to hear your stories. Using #WhyICare and tagging @OrbisCA (Facebook & Twitter) @OrbisCanada (Instagram), tell us why you care about eye care and help us spread the word about avoidable blindness.

See what our partners, donors and supporters are saying below:

Father and son with eyepatch

253 million people in the world are blind or visually impaired — but most don't have to be.
Join Orbis in the fight to end avoidable blindness and help us change the way the world sees.