World Sight Day 2022 # LoveYourEyes

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment and is held on the second Thursday in October each year.

Key Messages

  • World Sight Day is Thursday 13th October 2022
  • The theme for this year is #LoveYourEyes
  • Approximatley 90% of vision loss is preventable or treatable if identified early
  • Eye tests are the early warning system for vision loss and can save your sight
  • In Australia, almost half a million people are blind or vision impaired
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are three times more likely to be blind or vision impaired than other Australians
  • The majority of vision loss and blindness can be attributed to five main conditions, refractive error, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataract and glaucoma
  • By 2050, 1 in 2 people will require eye care services

How can Lions get Involved?

We would love Lions clubs to participate in any of the suggested activities below:

1. Heart Glasses

Click on the link above and decorate your 'heart glasses'. Fun for all ages! Please photograph yourself, club members, family and friends wearing the glasses and post on social media. Alternatively photographs can be emailed to enquiries@lehp.org.au.

2. News Article

Click the above link and submit the written news article into your club newsletter, local papers and/or club and community websites

3. Social Media Tile

Post the 'LoveYourEyes' tile on social media pages i.e. facebook, instagram and or linkedin

Suggested Social Media Messages

  • Today is World Sight Day, and I am taking the pledge to love my eyes. Please join me and pledge to: Have an eye test as soon as you can and not ignore chnages in your vision.
  • Around 90% of vision loss is preventable or treatable if it's detected earlyy enough. This #World Sight DayAU, take the pledge to #LoveYourEyes and get an eye test as soon as you can.
  • As a glasses wearer, I know how important it is to look after my vision. Today is World Sight Day - and I'm taking the pledge to #LoveYourEyes. Around 90% of eye health issues can be avoided or treated if they're diagnosed early enough, so make sure you get an eye test as soon as you can.

4. Sausages Save Sight

Click above to find out how you can donate the proceeds of your October Sausage Sizzle and help Save Sight!

If you have any questions please contact National Program Manager, Ms Leah Evans enquiries@lehp.org.au