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.
Philanthropy Can Stop Preventable Blindness That’s Costing Billions
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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.