Together, we can beat sight loss forever.

Today 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss and blindness. Every day 250 more people are told that they are losing their sight. That’s one person every six minutes.

With your help, we can support more research to find new prevention and treatment methods for eye diseases.  

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National Eye Health Week 2020

Our information hub is a one-stop shop for everything you'll need to celebrate National Eye Health Week in style.

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Author: Fiona MacAulay

About eye diseases

  • Understanding Cataracts

    Cataracts occur when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become less transparent. This results in cloudy or misty vision. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness globally but can be easily treated. Read more

  • What is Glaucoma?

    Glaucoma is the most common cause of sight loss amongst those of working age. Pressure is raised in the eye which damages the optic nerve and increasingly causes sight loss. New treatments, including improved eye drops and surgical techniques to reduce this pressure in the eye are being researched. Read more

How you can help

  • Make a Donation

    Every donation, no matter how big or small, will help researchers in the UK find new and better treatments for all eye diseases, in both children and adults. Read more

  • Fundraise for us

    There are many easy ways you can raise money to help fund eye disease research, even while keeping a physical distance. Read more

  • Leave a gift in your Will

    2 in 3 of our research projects are funded thanks to gifts in Wills. Please consider supporting us in this way to beat sight loss forever. Read more