Working to treat avoidable blindness globally.

About this charity

Inspired by Professor Fred Hollows, a humanitarian, eye surgeon and social activist, The Fred Hollows Foundation has a very clear goal: they're putting an end to avoidable blindness. In developing countries, 4 out of 5 people who are blind don’t need to be. Eye diseases like cataract, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness when, in fact they're either treatable or preventable. 

The Foundation supports life-changing surgeries and treatments to restore sight – often with a simple, 20 minute operation. They build local skills by training a range of people, from doctors, nurses to community health workers and invest in new technology and equipment.

Since The Foundation began 1992, they’ve restored sight to more than 2.5 million people in more than 25 countries around the world, including in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.