About us

Above all else, we believe that people’s sight matters.

Robert Dufton, our chief executive

That’s why we’re here: to make a difference to the lives of people experiencing sight loss.

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.


people across the UK stated that sight is the sense that they fear losing the most

1 in 5

people in the UK will live with sight loss in their lifetime

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.

Short film about the charity and our impact on people with sight loss

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