Why immediate action on climate matters to eye health for all, but especially women and girls

By Louisa Syrett & Brooke Blanchard | Posted 02/11/21

The economic, social, and cultural norms that make women and girls in low- and middle-income countries more susceptible to poverty, are the same factors that put them at greater risk of vision impairment and climate change related events.

On World Sight Day, let’s open our eyes to preventable blindness

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 15/10/21

An estimated 1.1 billion people live with vision impairment primarily because they have no access to eye-care services. About 90 per cent of the people affected live in low- and middle-income countries.

Get to know The Fred Hollows Foundation with Laura Lee

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 11/10/21

As the Chief Representative of The Fred Hollows Foundation’s Hong Kong and ASEAN headquarters, Laura Lee is passionate about bringing more attention to eye health across the city and globally.

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


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).