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World Sight Day
World Sight Day

World Sight Day

World Sight Day is a day devoted to raising awareness of eye health issues around the globe. Each year, on the second Thursday of October, attention is drawn to the more than two BILLION people who are in need of glasses and the 80 percent of the visually impaired who could have healthy vision if only they had access to eye health services.

How You Can Participate in World Sight Day

You can help improve vision health around the world. How? It's easy.

  1. Check Your Vision: Schedule an eye exam for yourself.
  2. Register as an Organ Donor: There is a shortage of ocular organs around the world for those in need of transplant. Give the gift of vision.
  3. Spread the Word: Organizations around the world, including FramesDirect.com and Essilor, will be sharing facts and notifications during the day and leading up to World Sight Day. Sharing these messages will help more people get involved by scheduling their own eye exams and getting aid to those in need.
  4. Buy One Give One: Together with Essilor, we've launched the Buy One Give One project to help you extend your reach to those in need of eyeglasses around the world. If you buy a pair of glasses from FramesDirect.com, once your order ships, we’ll send a pair of glasses in your name to someone in need. Read More about the Buy One Give One project here.
  5. Visit PutVisionFirst.com for more ideas on how to participate in and spread the word about World Sight Day.

When Is World Sight Day?

World Sight Day is the second Thursday of October.

  • October 11, 2018
  • October 10, 2019
  • October 8, 2020
  • October 14, 2021
  • October 13, 2022

Read more about World Sight Day