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CBI’s World Sight Day celebration will be a fast-paced, livestreamed event highlighting our impact and featuring special guests, a fun online silent auction and more!

Our goal? Raise $50,000 to support CBI’s Cataract, International Pediatric and Certified Ophthalmic Paramedic Programs.

When you give to Combat Blindness International, you’re transforming lives. 

Virtual World Sight Day Details

What: Celebrated globally, World Sight Day is an annual day of eye health awareness and advocacy.

 Thursday, October 8, 2020
7-8:30 p.m. CDT

Where: Watch it live on this landing page, and on CBI’s Facebook page.

Our World Sight Day Guest Speakers

Bryan and Bradford Manning Bryan and Bradford Manning, founders of the Two Blind Brothers clothing line, have been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, NBC Nightly News and more. Visually impaired since childhood, the Manning brothers are passionately committed to finding cures for blindness.

Lucy Edwards smiles at the camera as she wears a black top and holds an amber-colored shawl.

Lucy Edwards is a YouTube star, author and BBC contributor who proves that vision loss doesn’t have to hold you back. After losing her sight at age 17, Lucy has blazed trails as a champion of disability rights, inspiring others around the world.

CBI Online Silent Auction Details 

What: Bid on international art, food, enriching experiences and more. Browse items here (there’s more to come, too!).

When: Thursday, October 1, through Friday, October 9, 2020

Where: Handbid, our mobile auction platform

How: Just register HERE from your computer, or follow the steps below to download the app and register on your smartphone.


If you have an iPhone or Android phone, you can download the Handbid app from the Apple iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.


Next, create an account. From the app home screen, tap “GET STARTED,” then tap “REGISTER/LOGIN” and complete the information (please be sure to enter your cell phone number, not your landline number). Tap “NEXT.”

Handbid will text you a 5-digit code. Enter this code to log in. Once you are logged in, select “Combat Blindness International Auction” from the list of auctions and start browsing our items. When the bidding begins on Oct. 1, we recommend selecting “ENABLE NOTIFICATIONS,” so you’ll know if you’ve been outbid. Have fun!!!


Your support will directly contribute to the fight against preventable blindness.  As a sponsor, you also will gain valuable exposure through our social media channels, media partners and supporters.

Platinum Sponsors

The Digital Ring company logo

Gold Sponsors

Gialamas Company Inc. logo

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Learn more about our programs and initiatives by hovering over the photos below:

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    Nearly 370,000 surgeries supported


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     Over 700,000 children screened


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    Over 400 women provided an education toward economic freedom 

Ophthalmic Training

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    Surgical centers built in areas of need

Eye Care

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