Child having an eye test

Your support is changing lives. Our impact report highlights what we’ve achieved over the past year, and the difference your support has made and will continue to make, to the lives of people with sight loss.

Our 2022 impact report

Our new impact report is out now! It highlights the successes of the 2021-22 year and the difference we made with your support.

We believe people’s sight matters

Your support is having an impact on people’s lives: on patients with better sight, and on the work of researchers and clinicians.

Across 2021-22 we awarded 65 grants worth a total of
£6.2 million to support research, innovation in patient care, staff wellbeing and training at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

£6.2 million committed
Pre-clinical research - £3,925,132, Clinical trials - £1,347,660, Translational research - £516,417, Multi-user equipment £264,099, Patient experience £118,759, Education and training £63,156, Staff welfare £18,112

Thanks to your support, we’ve seen advances in research we’re funding including into inherited eye diseases and use of AI in eye health. We’ve also seen the benefits to patients’ wellbeing with our support of the counselling service, giving children and their families emotional help.

It is hugely rewarding to recognise a moment in which a child has taken a step forward in their therapy.

Esi Noonoo, Counsellor for children and young people

We continue to fund researchers at different stages of their careers and we’re very proud that many receive prizes which further raise the profile of their work.

It was also a year of major Oriel milestones with more philanthropic commitments and submission of the Moorfields’ Full Business Case to HM Treasury for approval.

Our impact on people

Moorfields and the charity’s support mean so much to so many patients and their families and friends. We’re proud to help bring quicker diagnoses and new treatments to people with sight loss - changing lives in the UK and worldwide.

Moorfields provides incredible care and treatment and allows us as parents to better understand how we can help our son to enable him to develop and learn with nystagmus.

Sarah and Shaun, parents of patient Oscar and charity supporters

Oscar, patient at Moorfields

We’ve achieved a lot this year and we can’t thank our supporters enough for making our work possible.

Thank you

Across the year people have supported in numerous ways including through the seasonal appeals, Eye to Eye, the lottery, raffle and by volunteering their time.

Total number of supporters 9,051, 12 new charity engagement volunteers recruited, over £94,000 raised at our annual fundraising walk Eye to Eye, 66 new legacy enquiries received.

Thank you for your support in helping us make a difference to the lives of people with sight loss.

We couldn’t have achieved what we have without you.

Read the full report

Read past impact reports