Gift of Sight - Intraocular Lens - AUD $8

The Fred Hollows Foundation

Gift of Sight - Intraocular Lens

An Intraocular Lens (IOL) is used in sight-restoring surgery to replace the cataract affected natural lens.

Fred helped bring affordable lenses to developing countries. His vision was to produce IOLs locally and in 1994, The Foundation opened laboratories in Nepal and Eritrea.

Since the laboratories opened, the cost of a lens has fallen from $150 to $8, making cataract surgery within reach for many in developing countries.