Fred Hollows

Specsavers Community Program

10 Years of Supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation

Specsavers is proud to support The Fred Hollows Foundation and its Indigenous Australia Program. Right now Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are three times more likely to go blind than other Australians, simply because the health system is not meeting their needs. But it doesn’t have to be that way and we can all do something about it.

Every year The Fred Hollows Foundation is helping to close the gap in eye health by ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can access high quality, culturally safe and patient centric eye care, while delivering life changing surgery and treatment to people in remote communities across Australia.

Over the past 10 years, Specsavers has donated more than $4 million to The Fred Hollows Foundation to help fund vital projects and that improve the delivery of eye health services and help end avoidable blindness.

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The Fred Hollows Foundation: Lions Outback Vision Van

Specsavers supports the Lions Outback Vision Van project run through The Fred Hollows Foundation. The Lions Outback Vision Van is a mobile eye health clinic that provides comprehensive ophthalmology care for people living in remote and rural Western Australia.

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Specsavers is also very proud to sponsor the Fred Hollows Humanity Award each year. The award recognises Year 6 students across Australia who show compassion, integrity and kindness in their lives, just as Fred did.

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Specsavers glasses recycling program

We’ve launched a nationwide glasses recycling program in partnership with Lions Recycle For Sight that delivers quality glasses and sunglasses to people in need overseas. To make a difference, simply bring your pre-loved glasses into your local Specsavers store and place them in the glasses recycling box or hand them to a team member.

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