World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of the visually impaired held on the second Thursday of October. Click here for more details.
World Sight Day 2012
The theme chosen for 2012 campaign was Diabetic Retinopathy. The campaign targeted screening inmates at the punishment and correctional facilities in the United Arab Emirates, in collaboration with the Department of Medical Services in the Ministry of Interior and Dubai Police. And with early detection of Diabetes Retinopathy being the Theme of this year’s event, Noor Dubai Foundation designed and produced the “Know Diabetic Retinopathy” brochure, a patient guide about the causes, signs and management of Diabetic Retinopathy. The brochure includes an Amsler self-test to help detect early Macular involvement and a simulator to help readers understand the symptoms of the disorder.
World Sight Day 2010
Noor Dubai organized a national awareness campaign using short message service for mass education through sending out short text messages on the latest global statistics of blindness, and how to contribute to prevention of blindness.
World Sight Day 2009
Following the IAPB theme for World Sight Day 2009 "Women in Ophthalmology", Noor Dubai, in collaboration with the Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) organized the "Women in Ophthalmology Leadership development Course" where 30 ophthalmologists representing women in the MEACO region participated in the course.
World Sight Day 2008
Noor Dubai arranged for an open day where screening was offered to the public at the Dubai Hospital and in malls such as Festival City. Over 2,000 individuals were screened and educated about the importance of eye hygiene.