World Sight Day Celebration
Materials from Alcon

World Sight Day

Alcon shares your commitment to helping people see better, and as the global leader in eye care, our dedication to preserve, restore and enhance vision spreads across the globe. World Sight Day is October 10, 2013, and we invite you to join us to help raise awareness and address the global problem of preventable blindness and vision impairment.

Here you will find a celebration kit, which can help you promote World Sight Day, and can be utilized year-round to continue raising awareness of the importance of access to eye care.

Leading up to and on World Sight Day, we encourage you to:

  • Collect donations and send to one of the sight-saving organizations supported by Alcon, or a local charity of your choice that focuses on eye health
  • Participate in or speak at local World Sight Day events to share your personal experience in supporting vision care needs in your community and around the world
  • Share how you've helped enhance sight to enhance lives through your volunteer efforts
  • Donate free eye exams, if you are an eye care professional
  • Host your own World Sight Day celebration
  • Particpate in or speak at local World Sight Day events to share your personal experience in supporting vision care needs in your community and around the world

World Sight Day Posters and Signage

Click here to download profile posters for each of the organizations supported by Alcon. Below, also find downloadable materials you can display in your office to promote World Sight Day. Feel free to print these and use as appropriate.

World Sight Day Posters
May be displayed to generate awareness of World Sight Day

World Sight Day Hanging Banners
May be diplayed at local World Sight Day events

World Sight Day Retractable Banners
May be displayed at local World Sight Day events

World Sight Day Donation Tent Cards
May be placed on a container and displayed in your office or patient waiting room - we've created one for each of the six partners Alcon is supporting this World Sight Day.

World Sight Day Donation Posters
May be displayed to encourage people to make donations - we've created one for each of the six partners Alcon is supporting this World Sight Day.

Kids Vision for Life and the Essilor Vision Foundation
Mercy Ships
Optometry Giving Sight
ORBIS International
Surgical Eye Expeditions International
VisionSpring

Educate with our Alcon Corporate Giving Video

Click here to view the Alcon Corporate Giving video, which may be shown to educate people about global vision issues, and Alcon's commitment to raising awareness and addressing the global problem of avoidable blindness and vision impairment. Save the video to a computer and either play directly from there, or download the video file to a DVD, depending upon your electronic capabilities.

World Sight Day Fact Sheet

Click here for more information about World Sight Day and global vision impairment statistics to share with friends and colleagues. 

Donate to Sight-Saving Missions Worldwide

Sight-Saving Organizations Partners

Below is a list of sight-saving organizations and programs supported by Alcon. Click the links below to learn about the great work they are doing.


Kids Vision for Life and the Essilor Vision Foundation (Supports the United States)

Mercy Ships (Supports Africa)

Optometry Giving Sight (Supports Latin America, Asia, Africa and the United States)

ORBIS International (Supports India and Southeast Asia)

Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International (Supports Europe and Russia)

VisionSpring (Supports Central and South America, and nearby islands)

 

 

Enhance Awareness through Social Media

Show your support for World Sight Day by posting on your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ pages. Be sure to use hashtag #WSD13. If you're not sure what to say, review sample tweets, Facebook and Google+ post ideas for inspiration.