Philanthropy Can Stop Preventable Blindness That’s Costing Billions
Vo Thi Sao 81 from Cat Hai Community in Chanhoai village Phu Cat District in Binh Dinh Province. Daughter Ha Thi Houng 40 takes her and returns to the village with her. Duong Dinh 87 comes to see her when she returns from surgery.

Philanthropy Can Stop Preventable Blindness That’s Costing Billions

A new Lancet Global Health report has found that preventable vision loss and blindness cost the global economy $530 billion AUD in 2020 due to lost employment. This shows that the impact of restoring sight goes beyond eye health – it improves the socio-economic outcomes for vulnerable communities. And that is why investing in eye health is one of the best ways to practise effective giving.

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Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation is a recommended charity of The Life You Can Save. To date, the Foundation has performed over a million cataract surgeries, restoring eyesight to some of neediest people in Africa, Asia, and Australia. The Foundation’s Australia initiatives focus on blindness prevention and eye care among Australia’s indigenous populations.

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