The Fred Hollows Foundation

One of The Fred Hollows Foundation’s main driving principles is to end avoidable blindness and improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

94% of vision loss for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults is preventable or treatable. However, when 35% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults have never had an eye exam, there’s still a lot of work to do.

The Indigenous Australia Program supports increased investment in and access to culturally appropriate eye care services to remote and underserved Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. More specifically, The Fred Hollows Foundation are working to:
- Deliver surgery and medical treatment for cataract, diabetic retinopathy and the elimination of trachoma
- Increase access to services for patients in remote communities
- Coordinate and improve outreach services so everyone who needs medical care gets it
- Provide training and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health staff

Blackwoods has been a proud partner of the Fred Hollows Foundation since 2008. With your help, we raised a milestone of $500,000 towards the program in 2016.

To support the Fred Hollows Indigenous Australia Program, simply purchase any Prosafe eyewear, face shields and related accessories from Blackwoods.

10% of proceeds from each product will be donated directly to The Fred Hollows Foundation Indigenous Australia Program.

Look out for this label on the relevant prosafe products: