How training improves a country's eye health

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 30/07/21

Because of the training by Fred Hollows in the 1990s, people who live in the mountains to the plains to the rivers, can now benefit from a technique that was before only for rich people.

Celebrating The 2020-2021 Humanity Award in search of hope

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 15/07/21

Professor Fred Hollows, The Foundation’s founder, once said, “The basic attribute of mankind is to help each other”. The kindness of the students has brought us hope in difficult times. We would like to congratulate all the Ambassadors and applicants who have played their part in making Hong Kong a

10 WAYS TO PROMOTE CLIMATE ACTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN EYE HEALTH

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 28/06/21

Climate change is having a devastating impact on the environment and people’s health. According to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), climate change negatively impacts people’s eye health by creating conditions that can lead to infections, allergies, and eye diseases.

Inside an eye camp in Laos

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 20/04/21

Some will travel for hours to get there. Others might live just down the road. All of them will be unsure of what to expect - hopeful that someone here will be able to help with the vision problems they are having.

Outreach - How does it work?

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 16/03/21

When patients with avoidable blindness can’t access this help, we have to find ways to reach them. We call this “Outreach”.

Empowering women's voices in eye health

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 08/03/21

The public is not aware of gender inequality in medical services. The lack of convenient transportation and low awareness of eye health, the lack of decision-making power at home, and the deep involvement in day-to-day housework diminishes the opportunities for women to reach much-needed eye care se

Preventable blindness cost USD411billion in lost employment in 2020: Lancet Global Health Commission

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 17/02/21

A new Lancet Global Health report has found preventable sight loss cost the global economy USD$411 billion last year due to lost employment, with the greatest cost in East Asia (US $90 billion) and South Asia (US $70 billion).

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT AN EYE TEST?

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 02/02/21

Wondering what happens at a routine eye test? This step-by-step guide will help you understand what to expect at an eye test from your optometrist.

5 compelling reasons why your company needs a charity partner

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 22/01/21

You’ve been thinking about it for a while. Countless studies have proven the effectiveness of it as a strategy. You hear your friends talk passionately about their workplace initiatives and feel envious.

Five frequently asked questions about diabetic retinopathy

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 13/01/21

As a result of changing diets and lifestyles, diabetes is becoming a global epidemic and according to the International Diabetes Federation, most people with diabetes will develop some form of retinopathy, which will cause reduced vision or blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the world’s leading ca