To celebrate World Sight Day on October 14, a group of global vision organizations have launched the #LoveYourEyes campaign, which aims to encourage 1 million people all around the world to get their eyes checked by that date.
Accordingly, OneSight, an independent nonprofit committed to eradicating the global vision care crisis, collaborating with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and other vision care advocates to provide vision care to the 1.1 billion people worldwide who need it.
In the run-up to World Sight Day on October 14, OneSight has committed to conducting 25,000 eye exams and vision screenings through vision clinics, sustainable vision centers, and events that will connect tens of thousands of people around the world to vision access and education.
"Over 1 billion people around the world lack access to vision care. This outage can hold individuals back from education, employment, and the ability to achieve their full potential,” said K-T Overbey, President and Executive Director, OneSight.
“To support the #LoveYourEyes campaign, OneSight is launching an integrated global initiative that will bring vision care to people all around the world,” Ms. Overbey said. "Everyone can help support this mission for both short-and long-term impact by donating time, skills or even just making a financial contribution.”
OneSight’s World Sight Day Activities
· Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Des Moines, IA – Clinic sponsored by Delta Dental of Iowa
· Oct. 11-15: Kansas City, MO – Clinic sponsored by Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company
· Oct. 13-17: Brooklyn, NY – Clinic sponsored by Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company, EyeMed Vision Care, Asurion, ABCO Safety
The campaign is backed up with a digital educational site filled with engaging learning activities where kids can pledge to protect their eyes and become Junior Glasses Champions. To participate, visit www.OneSight.org/kids
Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company will help fund an eye test for someone in need for every photo posted on social media with the hashtag #sharethelove????. To learn more, go to www.OneSight.org/love
This is part of the IAPB's global World Sight Day campaign, which will include eye tests at some of the world's most well-known landmarks.
To learn more about World Sight Day activities, vision care and how you can get involved, please visit www.OneSight.org/love.