About us

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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 suffering from sight loss.

Every 15 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.