World Sight Day

Lions World Sight Day aims to educate millions worldwide about sight problems throughout the world.

The World Health Organisation has estimated that the number of blind people in the world could double in the next 25 years.  To combat the leading causes of blindness and assist in preserving vision, the Eastleigh Lions Club participated in Lions World Sight Day to heighten awareness and education about sight preservation and preventable blindness. Money collected on the day was rounded up to enable a cheque for 300 to be given to Opensight.

Lions Clubs International partnered with blindness prevention organizations worldwide to commemorate the first World Sight Day on October 8, 1998. This event was later integrated into VISION 2020, a global initiative that the IAPB coordinates. This initiative is a joint program between WHO and the IAPB. It involves non-government organizations, and professional associations, as well as eye care institutions and corporations. Find out more details at

Eastleigh Lions Sight Day 



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Eastleigh Lions Sight Day 2009

Councillor Pretty, past mayor of Eastleigh Borough, experiencing the challenge of shopping without the benefit of sight. He is accompanied by Lion Pat Borg, Welfare Chairmen.

shopping made difficult During the day the club also makes a collection for Hampshire Association for Care of the Blind.