Established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2000, WSD is the main advocacy event to raise awareness about avoidable blindness and for VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, a global effort to prevent avoidable blindness created by the WHO and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.
In Australia, 75 per cent of blindness and vision loss is preventable or treatable.
Saving your sight could be as simple as getting an eye test.
Vision 2020 Australia is undertaking a number of exciting activities this year to celebrate World Sight Day and raise awareness about avoidable blindness.
Date: Thursday 9 October 2014
This year the Twitter hashtag is #WSD2014
To find out more visit the Vision 2020 Australia website