World Retina Day 2021: Theme Announcement and Social Media Assets

World Retina Day 2021: Theme Announcement and Social Media Assets

World Retina Day is taking place on September 25th, 2021. This year, Retina International is highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the inclusion and wellbeing of its global patient community, and focusing on how the community can “Build Back Better.”

The consequences of COVID-19 have greatly impacted the lives of those affected by retinal dystrophies through its effects on:

  • safe mobility and accessible inclusion in society and the workforce;
  • migration of services online, furthering the digital divide;
  • delays in access to healthcare and support services; and
  • the progress of research and innovation which supports the development of potential treatments for their conditions.

We encourage you to download the social media assets and copy the tweets below to use on your own channels. These assets are available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese.

Help spread the word that the Retina community was greatly impacted by the pandemic, but is determined to come back stronger.


charcoal graphic with green triangle, reads World Retina Day 25 September 2021. #BuildBackBetter

Click here to download the zip file of announcement assets in five languages.

Charcoal graphic with green triangle, reads 62.96% of people surveyed reported negative impacts of Covid-19 on life as a visually impaired person.

Click here to download the zip file of the above asset in multiple languages.

Charcoal graphic with green triangle. Text reads 16.67% of people surveyed reported a delay in treatment plans. RI Logo at the bottom with hashtag Build Back Better.

Click here to download the zip file of the above asset in multiple languages.

Charcoal graphic with green triangle reads 40% of people surveyed experienced a delay in follow-up appointments with their eye doctors.

Click here to download the zip file of the above asset in different languages.

Tweets

People indicating Covid-19 had a negative impact on life as a visually impaired person mentioned things like feelings of isolation, lack of accessibility education, mobility issues, and more. How have you felt the impact of Covid-19? #WorldRetinaDay #BuildBackBetter

The pandemic has caused delays in treatment plans, which inevitably leads to needless vision loss. Care and treatment for retinal dystrophies needs to be prioritised in times of crisis. #WorldRetinaDay #BuildBackBetter

The migration of services online caused by Covid-19 furthers the digital divide. This World Retina Day, we are calling for accessible inclusion in society and the workforce. #WorldRetinaDay #BuildBackBetter

The pandemic has caused delays in access to healthcare and support services, as well as the progress of research and innovation which supports the development of potential treatments for retinal conditions. #WorldRetinaDay #BuildBackBetter

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