South Asia World Sight Day Activities

A group of senior woman, wearing eyeglasses and holing banners that read avoidable blindness-free village
Written by Kristin Poch, published on October 13, 2021 Sign up for eNews

World Sight Day is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of eye health. This year, our teams around the world celebrated by increasing access to services, reaching out to communities, and providing quality eye care to those most in need. View the images below for a recap of the events. 

14 villages declared avoidable blindness-free in Hajo and Sualkuchi, Kamrup rural district of Assam, India, with our partner hospital Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya.

Inauguration of Seeing is Believing Vision Centre in Deori, Bhopal, India.

Inauguration of C.L. Gupta Vison Centre in India.

A group of female community health workers attend the inauguration of C.L. Gupta Vision Centre in India.

Outreach activities and screenings in various project locations across India.

School screening in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Free eye screening camp at a school in Ahotoguri, Majuli, India, conducted by our partner Chandraprabha Eye Hospital. Seventy-five people were provided with a free pair of prescription eyeglasses.

Immunization drive at a school in Jorhat, Assam, India. Twelve children and 13 expectant mothers were vaccinated.

Free eye screening camp at the Rotary Eye Hospital in Narsoo village, Uddhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Thirty-two patients received a free pair of prescription eyeglasses.