Skip to content

The Fred Hollows Foundation is taking World Sight Day to the workplace in the Philippines

Published: 12.10.2023

The Fred Hollows Foundation is taking the World Sight Day “Love Your Eyes” theme to the workplaces, highlighting the economic impact of sight restoration and encouraging employers to make eye health a priority in the workplace.

The Foundation is taking World Sight Day to the workplace in the Philippines, by setting up a vision screening station for garment workers in central Manila.

In the Middle East, The Foundation will launch an awareness campaign about its world-first research on the economic return generated by through investments in eye health.

Transforming Lives: An Investment Case for Eye Healthprovides the evidence to support what we already know – that investing in eye health makes good economic sense.

The research shows that every $US1 invested in treating cataract delivers an economic return of $20.50.

Other activities promoted by The Foundation include a major #LoveYourEyes awareness campaign in Hong Kong and eye screenings in a number of countries.

Image on top: Optometrist and ophthalmic nurse Khamthan Amath looks for the right prescription/Aildrene Israel Tan

Photo Credits

Image courtesy of the Clinton Health Access Initiative South Africa.