Restore sight to women and girls living with avoidable blindness
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are 3 times more likely to go blind than other Australians, yet 94% of vision loss is preventable or treatable. Women are also more likely to be blind than men. More than 20 million women in the world are blind. In the developing world, women live with avoidable blindness because of tradition, culture and the role they play in society. In many cases, women simply can’t access or afford quality eye care.
In Australia, the Fred Hollows Foundation works in remote and regional communities supporting education, training, screening and treatment to put an end to these alarming figures.