Father and daughter run for Moorfields
3 May 2022
Alice has been treated at Moorfields for strabismus since 2016. Thanks to the care she’s recieved, she no longer needs surgery. To give back and support Moorfields, Alice and her father D’Alex ran My Eye to Eye to fundraise for the charity!
Alice was diagnosed with strabismus in 2016 at the Moorfields Bedford Hospital clinic. For many years she needed to wear myopic glasses in an attempt to improve her vision until she had some amazing news.
What is strabismus?
Strabismus is the medical term of a squint, a condition where the eyes point in different directions.
One eye may turn inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards while the other eye looks forward.
Squints are common and affect about one in 20 children. They usually develop before a child is five years old, but can appear later, and adults can also be treated for the condition.
After a few years of wearing the glasses, doctors reported there had been no improvement in Alice’s sight and she was referred for surgery.
During her final eye check before the operation to correct her squint, her consultant found her eyesight had vastly improved and she no longer needed surgery!
Following the case of my daughter and the approach of the entire medical team of Bedford, I decided that when I had a job I would donate to Moorfields. As a result, we have decided to raise funds by walking My Eye to Eye to help Moorfields Hospital in order to create a future without sight loss.
Alice’s dad, D’Alex
On 20 March 2022, Alice and D’Alex took part in our virtual fundraising event, My Eye to Eye. They decided to run 5 miles in their hometown of Peterborough - between them they managed more than 10 miles!
We had a wonderful day in the sunshine and we raised £100. We are so happy to support Moorfields Eye Charity that we look forward to supporting Moorfields again!
Well done to Alice and D’Alex, thank you for being part of Team Moorfields!