Every six minutes, someone in the UK starts to lose their sight.
Already, over 2 million people across the country live with impaired vision - with that number set to double over the next 30 years.
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People across the UK fear losing their sight over losing any other sense.
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20% of people will experience some form of sight loss during their life.
We believe that people’s sight matters
That’s why we fund life-changing eye research to deepen our understanding of eye disease and help bring new treatments to patients faster than ever before.
It’s why we invest in innovative education programmes to help train the next generation of eye specialists.
And it’s why we support staff, equipment and new ideas at Moorfields Eye Hospital to help patients across the country access world-class eye care.
Ultimately, everything we do aims to make a difference to the lives of people with sight loss - because we believe that people’s sight matters.
Research and innovation
NHS charities enable the NHS to do more than would otherwise be possible. Moorfields Eye Charity raises money for research breakthroughs, leading education, state-of-the-art equipment and innovative new approaches to service delivery which benefit patients with sight loss at Moorfields and worldwide.
Source of stats: RNIB