This World Sight Day, 8 October, numerous celebrities, athletes and authors will read bedtime stories to children globally to launch the free digital children’s book Through the Looking Glasses: Stories About Seeing Clearly.
Leading global vision organisations OneSight, Clearly and IAPB have teamed up to introduce the book in order to shine a light on the 230 million+ kids worldwide that need glasses, but don’t have access to get them. The book features 30 children’s stories and illustrations about seeing clearly by authors and artists from 17 countries.
Let’s join forces and support a global group… who are geared-up to building awareness about the importance of clear sight for kids around the world this October
Adam Hills, Jo Frost, Michelle Yeoh, Billie Jean King, Princess Alia Al Hussein, Clark Gregg and more will read stories from the book on World Sight Day starting at bedtime in numerous countries, including: Australia; Hong Kong; India; Rwanda and South Africa; Canada; United States and Jamaica.
Australia & New Zealand Bedtime Stories Details
• When: 8 October from 6 –7 pm AEDT
• Where: www.onesight.org/worldsightday
• Who: Adam Hills
“Giving children the clear sight they need to thrive has a huge impact on their future – and ours,” said K-T Overbey, President and Executive Director at OneSight. “We’re proud to partner with Clearly and IAPB to launch Through the Looking Glasses and Bedtime Stories, and hope it allows us to reach millions of parents and kids to raise awareness of the importance of vision needs for kids.”
Australian Global OneSight ambassador, Mario Basso is asking members of the local eye health community, their families and friends, to get involved by engaging with the campaign on their social media pages.
“One in seven people lack access to vision care. Needless to say, it’s the children of this world who are the ones impacted the most,” Mr Basso explained. “Let’s join forces and support a global group of celebrities, influencers, authors and artists who are geared-up to building awareness about the importance of clear sight for kids around the world this October.”
To participate in the OneSight campaign:
1. On 8 October, post your favourite bedtime story on social media and encourage your friends and family to do the same thing.
Simply copy the post below and share it on your social media page:
My favourite children’s book/story is ___________. It is special to me because______________.
But millions of kids around the world aren’t able to enjoy books like this because they can’t see clearly. Let’s #changethattogether.
This #WorldSightDay, I’m joining @OneSight to help kids get the glasses they need.
Visit www.onesight.org/worldsightday to make an impact and get a free, digital children’s book, “Through the Looking Glasses: Stories about Seeing Clearly.”
I challenge ____, ____, and ___ to share your favourite children’s book too.
2. Visit www.onesight.org/worldsightday to download the free book and to learn about more ways to get involved.