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World Sight Day was October 8th, 2015. It is a day deticated to global awareness for blindness and visual impairment.
Focus on sight

Let's focus on the aspects of life that are most greatly impacted by blindness and visual impairment.

With restored sight, patients can become less reliant on others.

Focus on independence
Focus on opportunity

For many, the ability to see means the ability to return to work and provide for their families.

2/3 of people who are blind are female, partly because in developing countries women have reduced access to services and inability to pay.

Focus on gender equality
Young girl wearing glasses
Focus on education

80% of what we learn is through sight–this means that the 19 million children who suffer from blindness or visual impairment have difficulty succeeding in school.

Image of a person's face. Half of their face is blurry and half of their face is clear.
Restore sight

285 million people are blind or visually impaired, but 80% of them don't have to be. With access to sight-saving eye care, many of these people could regain their vision and everything they've lost along with it.

Young girl taking an eye exam


With every pair of eyewear you purchase, TOMS will help give sight to a person in need.
One for One®.


Together, we can raise awareness and make a difference. Get everything you need to plan a World Sight Day event with our digital toolkit.


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I just helped a person in need by purchasing from TOMS. Join the movement.