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).


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

Lancet study: Prevalence of blindness decreasing, but case numbers rising

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 04/12/20

New research in The Lancet Global Health journal has revealed that there has been a 15.4 per cent decrease in avoidable blindness around the world over the past decade.

6 ways to give back at special days

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 30/10/20

Most of us celebrate special occasions like Christmas, New Year, birthdays and weddings etc. So why not make it meaningful, memorable and fun at the same time?

Celebrating The 2019-2020 Humanity Award in search of hope

By "Humanity Award" | Posted 19/10/20

When the pandemic hit the city and schools were suspended, our next generation did not stop their acts of kindness. No matter where they were, at home, at school or in social centers, they have not stopped bringing care to people in need.