World Sight Day activity
In the weeks leading up to World Sight Day, there are a number of ways you can help us celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of eye health and vision care.
Share Eye Health Hero stories
At the heart of this year’s World Sight Day campaign are our Eye Health Heroes—those who are making a difference to the lives of those who are blind or vision impaired.
Some examples of those at the coalface are an Optometrist helping her aged care patients see better by prescribing corrective glasses; to an Ophthalmologist working to prevent avoidable blindness in remote outback Indigenous communities; to an Adaptive Technology Consultant who helps people who are blind or vision impaired learn to use new technologies that assist with day-to-day living tasks such as navigating streets or doing the shopping.
In the lead up to WSD these inspirational stories will be published on the Vision 2020 Australia blog and promoted via Facebook and Twitter. So show your support and share these stories through your own social media channels.
Profile an Eye Health Hero
There are countless people across the eye health and vision care sector who are doing amazing work to improve the lives of others. Just as Vision 2020 Australia is celebrating these Heroes and the work they do, you are invited to join the celebration and profile someone you think is an Eye Health Hero, and promote their work through social media.
National Press Club Address
On the eve of World Sight Day Amanda Vanstone, Chair of Vision 2020 Australia, and Dr Barry Jones, former Chair, will give a National Press Club Address on the importance of eye health and the benefits of investing in prevention.
Please share the National Press Club Address eInvite to promote the Address via your internal and online communications channels.
Tickets are available through the National Press Club website.
The Address will be live streamed from 12.30pm on 8 October via abc.net.au/news/abcnews24
No More Avoidable Blindness poster
Join our social media advocacy campaign and take a photo with our ‘I’m Calling for No More Avoidable Blindness’ poster, available for download here.
Don’t forget to tag your local MP and use the #WSD14 hashtag, so we can get WSD trending!
World Sight Day eKit
The eKit is available for download, which includes:
- 'No More Avoidable Blindness' poster
- National Press Club Address eInvite
- WSD14 email signature block
- WSD14 fact sheet
- WSD14 social media content
- WSD14 social media graphics
- Eye Health Hero casestudy profile template
- Eye Health Hero social media graphic template
Where can I go for more information?
For more information on World Sight Day like the Vision 2020 Australia Facebook page.