The World Sight Day Challenge

The World Sight Day Challenge is a major international fundraising campaign that brings the global optometry community together to help end avoidable blindness and vision impairment. Together we can make a bigger impact.

There are more than 1.2 billion people around the world who are blind or vision impaired because they don’t have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses. You can donate or fundraise for the World Sight Day Challenge to ensure no child is limited by poor vision.

Choose your region and how you will participate in this year’s Challenge:

Paul's Story

When Head Teacher, Ben, found Paul on the streets near a shopping center in Kenya, he had noticed that Paul had a problem with his sight.

Paul’s parents had broken up and remarried, leaving Paul and his siblings with his aging grandmother who had trouble looking after the children. Feeling neglected, Paul ran away.

Taking pity on him, Ben took Paul to an assessment center for his eyes, funded by Optometry Giving Sight, where Paul was prescribed medicine and spectacles.

Now Paul is happily back in school and able to read and write. He has a bright future, and thanks to Ben who adopted him, a new loving family.