Ken Brandt is donating 10% of his author royalties from Positive Vision: Enjoying the Adventures and Advantages of Poor Eyesight (5% each) to:
Massachusetts Eye and Ear for eye research, and
The Fred Hollows Foundation for ending avoidable blindness.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear is the flagship research and teaching hospital of the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and unites researchers from three historical institutions. Their investigators conduct cross-institutional eye research in their dozen laboratories, institutes, and centers of excellence. The author had both of his detached retina operations at Massachusetts Eye and Ear - each saved his vision.
The Fred Hollows Foundation is a charity that works to restore sight to people who are needlessly blind. They provide affordable eye health care services to those that need it most in Australia and 25 other countries around the world. So far they’ve been able to restore sight to over 2 million people. But there is still much to be done. Right now there are 36 million people in the world who are blind - 4 out 5 don’t need to be. Restoring sight changes someone’s life forever - it not only brings back their independence, but also their ability to work or get an education, breaking the cycle of poverty.