An International Day of Awareness

Held on the second Thursday in October, World Sight Day brings focus and attention globally to the problem of blindness and visual impairment. Organizations across the globe hold celebrations, vision screening events, educational conferences and awareness campaigns in an effort to bring attention to the public health problem of vision impairment.

World Sight Day 2019

Stay tuned to learn about our exciting plans for World Sight Day 2019 which will be held on October 10th

World Sight Day 2018

In honor of World Sight Day we held a large vision screening in Cordele, GA in partnership with the local Lions Club. We were able to see nearly 200 patients and provide them will a full eye exam, including eye glasses.

We also hosted world renowned singer, actor and entertainer Tom Sullivan who is blind from Retinopathy of Prematurity. Toms spoke to the audience about the challenges he has faced and how he as turned what many perceive as “Disadvantages into Advantage”

World Sight Day 2017

For our first ever World Sight Day event we were thrilled to host Geoff Tabin of the Himalayan Cataract Project who spoke to the audience on his work in Nepal and Africa. Dr. Tabin has led an exciting life and through his friendship and partnership with Dr. Ruit of Nepal they have been able to nearly eradicate all blindness due to cataract in Nepal.

In addition, we were excited to have our first screening event at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Grady primarily serves an uninsured population and is often referred to as the “safety net” of Georgia. We were fortunate to screening many who may not have other means of accessing eye care services.

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