RSBC and World Sight Day: What it is and why it matters

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World Sight Day is a global initiative orchestrated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB); this day shines a spotlight on the challenges faced by individuals with sight loss while advocating for enhanced eye health.

As the annual event approaches on Thursday 12th October, businesses and individuals across London, England and Wales are encouraged to mark World Sight Day and consider supporting the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC).

Raising Awareness: World Sight Day raises public consciousness about blindness and vision impairment. It serves as a reminder of the millions of individuals worldwide who confront these challenges daily, emphasising the need for collective action. Around 37, 000 children in England and Wales are living with vision impairment.

Addressing Global Statistics: Over 2 billion people globally deal with various degrees of vision impairment, with approximately 1 billion cases being preventable or treatable. World Sight Day spotlights the importance of prioritising eye health in the workplace on a global scale.

Empowering Children: Vision impairment often affects children’s development and education. By supporting RSBC, you will contribute to initiatives that empower blind and partially sighted children to thrive and achieve their full potential.

Promoting Inclusivity: World Sight Day underscores the significance of inclusivity and equality. When we acknowledge and address the challenges faced by individuals with vision impairment, we work towards creating a more inclusive and diverse society.

Championing Preventable Causes: A significant number of vision impairment cases are preventable or treatable. World Sight Day encourages individuals to take preventive measures, undergo regular eye check-ups, and promote eye health.

Supporting Research and Innovation: Organisations like RSBC are at the forefront of supporting children, young adults, and their families, all of which are impacted by blindness or vision impairment. Your support contributes to support advancements that can significantly improve the lives of those affected.

Enhancing Productivity: Good vision directly impacts productivity. By supporting initiatives that promote eye health, we contribute to a more productive workforce and a thriving economy.

Elevating Quality of Life: RSBC’s work focuses on enhancing the quality of life for visually impaired young people and their families. Through various programs and support systems, the charity provides opportunities for independent living, education, and employment.

Fostering Compassion: World Sight Day cultivates empathy and compassion by shedding light on the daily challenges faced by individuals with vision impairment. Supporting RSBC allows you to participate in a compassionate movement that makes a tangible difference as the charity aims to raise funds which can support RSBC’s Sight Line for families living with sight loss.

Empowering Change: Every action, no matter how small, can ignite and inspire a wave of positive change. By supporting RSBC on World Sight Day, you actively participate in a collective effort that transcends boundaries and offers hope, and opportunity and highlights the impact of good eye health.

As World Sight Day approaches, it’s a moment to reflect on the profound impact our choices can have on the lives of individuals with vision impairment. The Royal Society for Blind Children stands as a shining example of an organisation committed to making a difference. Through their tireless efforts, they empower blind and partially sighted children and young adults, fostering a sense of independence and confidence.

Supporting RSBC on World Sight Day is more than a gesture; it’s a commitment to building a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

Help raise £100,000 to continue RSBC’s work supporting blind and vision impaired babies, children and young people and their families : go to the RSBC 2023 World Sight Day JustGiving page.

To find out more about the campaign which has the support of several B Corp brands and well-known faces, please contact


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