News and Notices. Comm Eye Health South Asia Vol. 32 No. 106 2019. October 01, 2019

World Sight Day 2019 and IAPB photo competition

World Sight Day (10 October 2019) is an international day of awareness about avoidable blindness and its prevention and an important advocacy and communications opportunity for the eye health community. This is a great time to engage with a wider audience: patients’ families, working adults, people with diabetes; – and showcase why eye health needs everybody’s attention. To find out more, visit

The theme this year is Vision First! To mark the event, IAPB is inviting you to submit photographs that draw attention to avoidable blindness and visual impairment. There are great prizes to be won: a digital single-lens reflex camera (amateur category) and US $1,000 (professional category). Entry is free and the closing date is 10 October 2019. To find out more, visit

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