Dr Antonio Taufaeteau is from Vava’u, a small island in Tonga where most people rely on farming, fishing, weaving and handicrafts to earn a living. On Vava’u, losing one’s sight is like losing one’s life when you are no longer able to provide for your family. That’s why Dr Antonio became an ophthalmologist, training in Fiji under a scholarship paid for by @The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ. Specsavers is proud to support The Foundation’s work in Fiji, which is enabling thousands of people all across the Pacific to access eye care.
“Since starting eye care, I have never looked back. I enjoy everything about it, but the most amazing part is the cataract surgeries. Watching people cry when they see their loved ones faces or see the light after being in the dark for years.” – Dr Antonio