Professor Brien Holden, the outgoing executive chair of Optometry Giving Sight (OGS), has been presented with the organization's inaugural Humanitarian Award, in recognition of his contribution in support of global efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision and reduce the disability, poverty and lack of opportunity associated with vision loss. During the award ceremony, Professor Holden also revealed that he would be stepping down as executive chair of OGS after 10 years in the role, although he will stay on the board. The organization's directors have elected Dr Juan Carlos Aragon to succeed him in the chair.