World Sight Day 2014

  • World Sight Day 2014
    World sight day 2014 theme is "No more Avoidable Blindness" and is the day celebrates on October 9th. IMAGE: opticalh
  • World Aids Day 2014
    World aids day internationally observed every year on 1st December and 2014 theme is "Getting to Zero"... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2014
    International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed every year on 2nd december and 2014 theme is "Victory over Slavery: Haiti and Beyond"... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • International Day of Disabled Persons 2014
    International Day of Disabled Persons is observed every year on 3rd december and 2014 theme is "Sustainable Development : The Promise of Technology".... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • International Civil Aviation Day 2014
    International civil aviation day is annually celebrates on 7th december and 2014 theme is "Promoting global friendship and understanding".... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • International Anti Corruption Day 2014
    International anti-corruption day has been observed annually on 9 December.... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • Human Rights Day 2014
    Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December and 2014 theme is "Celebrating 20 years of changing lives through Human... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • International Mountain Day 2014
    International mountain day is celebrated annually on 11 December and 2014 theme is "Mountain Farming".... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • World Violin Day 2014
    World Violin day is celebrated on 13th of December every year.... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • International Migrants Day 2014
    International migrants day is an international day observed on December 18.... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • World Braille Day 2015
    World braille day is observe annually on 4th of January as the birth date of Louis Braille... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • World Leprosy Day 2015
    World leprosy day is annually celebrated around the world on the last Sunday of January.... Read More IMAGE: pinterest
  • World Religion Day 2015
    The third sunday in January is annually celebrated as World religion day.... Read More IMAGE: themuslimtimes
  • World Wetlands Day 2015
    World wetlands day is annually celebrated on 2nd February.... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • World Cancer Day 2015
    World cancer day is celebrated on 4th February to increase awareness of cancer.... Read More IMAGE: pixabay

World sight day 2014 theme is "No more Avoidable Blindness", 2013 theme is "Universal Eye Health" and 2012 theme is "The Integrated Eye Care Team – Working Together to Eliminate Avoidable Blindness"

World Sight Day 2014 celebrates on October 9th

‘World Sight Day’ as the name suggests, is a day that is dedicated to pledging perfect vision for every individual on earth. It is an event that receives global attention every year. The agencies involved help bring attention to vision related issues that are plaguing the world. The World Sight Day initiative is organized under the Vision2020 global initiative.

World Sight Day - No more Avoidable Blindness


  • It is celebrated annually on the second Thursday of the month of October.
  • In 2010, World Sight Day will be observed on the 14th of October.
  • In 2011, the day will be observed on the 13th of October.

Observed for the following reasons:

  • Awareness is created about blindness and vision impairment issues which are considered to be international public health concerns.
  • To motivate health ministers and other government officials to understand the problems and take keen interest in listing viable solutions and allocating resources to fight for the cause.
  • To raise awareness and educate people about issues related to vision impairment, the importance of a 2020 vision, the corrective steps to be taken in order to restore partially lost sight etc.

Activities undertaken on World Sight Day:

  • Every individual has his own way of commemorating World Sight Day. Some people are known to plant trees to raise awareness.
  • Some people indulge in exchanging photos for international photo collages hosted by health agencies around the world.
  • Activists, who work solely for the cause, distribute posters, bookmarks, booklets and other promotional material that helps raise awareness. They also visit schools and colleges in order to educate the students about the perils of vision impairment.

Statistics related :

  • 80% of 45 million blind people worldwide are over 50 years of age.
  • A majority of the blind people, about 90%, live in nations where access to eye care is restricted.
  • Out of the eye care services that are administered worldwide, it is known that women and girls receive barely 35% of the care while men and boy receive well over 64%.
  • Women and girls make up over two thirds of the blind population worldwide.
  • 80% of the world’s blindness can be avoided. 

Diseases that receive attention under the  Day initiative:

  • Cataract
  • Trachoma
  • Refractive error
  • Low vision
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

World Sight Day:

  • The slogan ‘The Right to Sight’ is being advocated in a new promotional video this year.
  • The World Health Organization will host an exclusive interactive exhibition on vision and eye care.
  • A gala tour, will be organized for supporters, stakeholders and other dignitaries who support the Vision2020 initiative.
  • To reach the masses, celebrities will be appointed to endorse the campaigns that will be clubbed with the promotional video and they will be aired on TV as public service notices on international channels.

How can you support it?

  • Whether you are affiliated with an organization or you are an individual who wants to help, you can visit the Vision2020 homepage and check the details to make a contribution to the cause.
  • Eye care professionals, medical institutions, academic institutions and corporations who wish to lend a helping hand can also read the matter submitted on the Vision2020 homepage.

Vision2020 Activities:

  • The State of the World’s Sight is a report published by The World Health Organization. It contains details of the initiative taken during the first five years of the initiate as well as other information on the same.
  • The Vision2020 Action Plan is a research report that is available on the Vision2020 website as well as the website of The World Health Organization. This publication applauds the efforts taken by the teams to eradicate vision impairment and their achievements. It also lists the various challenges and obstacles that are plaguing the initiative.


Free Email Newsletter

Enter Email Address

Sign up
You can opt-out at any time.
Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.
   More in Society

Thanksgiving Day 2014

27th November 2014