Forward Vision 2022

Your gift today could help us help make our community unstoppable in the fight against sight loss

Today, 2.5 million people in the UK are living with sight loss. And this is expected to jump to 3.5 million by 2050.

Finding new treatments for more than 100 eye conditions and creating a future everyone can see is a monumental challenge.

No one researcher, no matter how brilliant, can do it alone. It will take our whole community, working together, to achieve this ambitious vision.

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The pandemic has shown us that even the biggest obstacles can be tackled when we come together with a single focus. Unlike when it first emerged, we now know so much about the virus and how to protect our most vulnerable citizens from it, not just with vaccines but now with potential treatments too.

Accelerating action towards these discoveries has taken an unprecedented level of investment, attention and people power. We must learn from this experience and apply what is working to sight loss.

All Fight for Sight’s achievements to date have been possible thanks to the belief, dedication and generous donations of our supporters – people like you. Your empathy with what we’re trying to achieve – often based on your own personal experience of sight loss – is fundamental to the pioneering research changing lives every day. By providing researchers across the country with the support and funding they need, you can play your part in driving forward the science towards the next big breakthroughs.

Now is the time for us to get behind the scientists desperately in need of funding and make the case for more investment in eye health so loudly and clearly we can’t be ignored.

Not too long ago, cataracts were seen as inevitable, and people expected to live with this debilitating condition. When treatments came, they were painful and often led to scarring. Today, thanks to innovative eye research, treatment for cataracts is routine and carried out in under an hour. This shows what can be achieved through investing in the power of science.

Let’s consign the other leading causes of sight loss, like age-related macular degeneration, to history. The pandemic has shown us that when we come together, we can make change happen –and fast.

Please donate now and help make our community unstoppable in the fight for a future everyone can see.