World Sight Day was established by the World Health Organisation in order to raise awareness about blindness and vision impairment for VISION 2020. This year’s theme is to Make Vision Count. Please keep your eyes peeled for information highlighting the important work of the 2020 Vision sector.
Vision 2020 Australia’s main advocacy focuses on the Right to Sight. This is the national peak body working in partnership to prevent avoidable blindness and improve quality in vision. Vision 2020 represent over 50 member organisations involved in local and global eye health. Their aim is to assist vision care, health promotion, vision rehabilitation, eye research, professional assistance and community support.
Blindness and vision loss are preventable if diagnosed and treated at early stages. Vision 2020 focuses on the elimination of vision loss and the full participation of people who are blind or vision impaired in the community. In order to accomplish this Vision 2020 encourages its members to created collaborative partnerships in order to raise awareness for ocular health. They work closely alongside governing bodies to advocate improved eye health and vision.