About us

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.

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. We want to make a difference to the lives of people who are currently suffering from sight loss, and to do everything we can to help protect the sight of future patients.

People in the UK fear losing their sight over any other sense, yet
1 in 5 of people will live with some form of sight loss during their life.

Our impact

Moorfields Eye Charity is the main fundraising and grant-making charity for Moorfields Eye Hospital and its academic partner the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. Together, they treat around 750,000 patients a year and produce more research than any other eye hospital in the world.

We provide targeted funds, above and beyond the responsibility of the NHS, that allows Moorfields and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology to:

  • research cures and find more effective treatments for blinding diseases
  • invest in state-of-the-art equipment 
  • educate and train the researchers and clinicians of tomorrow
  • provide the best possible care for patients, often in new and innovative ways
In 2018-19, we awarded £2.78m across 101 grants.

By supporting the crucial research, education and patient care that this partnership delivers, we help Moorfields remain at the forefront of ophthalmic care and research and make a life-changing difference millions of people affected by eye disease in the UK and around the world. 

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Our strategy

Our new 6-year strategy is built around our core belief that ‘people’s sight matters’, and lays out our ambitious plans to support Moorfields to discover, develop and deliver the best eye care across London, the UK and around the world.

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Our supporters

We couldn't achieve any of this without the generorosity of our supporters. Whether you support us by donating to us, raising funds on our behalf, taking part in events or volunteering your time, we're proud to have you on #TeamMoorfields. 

New faces are always welcome and however you choose to support us you'll be making a life-changing difference to people with sight loss.
 

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