14th Asia-Pacific Eye Care Week

We are pleased to announce that the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) is organizing its fourteenth Asia-Pacific Eye Care Week in the second week of October, from October 7–13, 2024, in conjunction with World Sight Day 2024 (October 10, 2024).

This year, the Public Education Standing Committee has invited two subspecialty member societies – the Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmology Society (APSPOS) with the theme Childhood Myopia and the Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) with the theme Diabetic Retinopathy, to co-organize the 2024 Eye Care Week. The two societies are generously producing a comprehensive set of educational materials and a media kit.

APAO Member societies are invited to use the reference materials for public education during the fourteenth Asia-Pacific Eye Care Week. Where appropriate, member societies are encouraged to translate the educational materials and media kit into the local language for more effective communication. Please do share with us the public educational and community service activities you will be organizing in your locality during this period.

We are also delighted to announce that this year, APAO is introducing Asia-Pacific Eye Care Week Prizes to commend member societies for their exemplary initiatives and efforts during the Eye Care Week. Participating member societies will be judged based on the following two criteria: the number of members of the public reached with their public educational project, and the number of members of the public screened in their eye screening project. Presentation of prizes will take place at the APAO 2025 Congress in New Delhi, India. Interested member societies can register their interest in due course of time, at the time of call for applications (deadline: September 09, 2024).

More details will be announced soon. Stay tuned.

Media Kit