Fight for Sight is proud to be the charity partner for 100% Optical, London’s annual international optical trade event, bringing together over 5000 visitors. The show gave Fight for Sight the opportunity to highlight the importance of eye research through the #BlinkWinkThink campaign.
Held in February, Fight for Sight hosted talks and invited all eye health professionals to visit our stand to learn more about the pioneering research we fund. Nathan Garnett, Event Director for 100% Optical said, “It is fantastic for us to be working alongside such an established and worthy charity as Fight for Sight. It has been doing great work for over 40 years and is a natural fit with 100% Optical. We will be working closely together on a number of levels to raise donations as well as awareness of key issues.”
Huge thanks to 100% Optical for choosing Fight for Sight to be the charity partner and supporting us at this year’s show and we are very grateful for everyone who took part.
Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb UK, one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands in the world, have been supporting Fight for Sight since 1993 with some fantastic fundraising activities including summer parties, raffles and quiz nights.
A huge thank you to Bausch + Lomb UK for raising over £97,000 so far. Their generous support is being invested into our pioneering research, and will move us one step closer to curing blindness and developing better treatment of eye diseases.
CQS has kindly supported Fight for Sight since 2007. This year, Fight for Sight is delighted to welcome CQS as a sponsor again for our 15th annual Clay Pigeon shoot on Friday 22 June 2018.
Michael Rummel of CQS said “We are very pleased to be supporting Fight for Sight. The work they do is important and makes so much difference to many people’s lives.”
Clay Pigeon Shoot
Dans le Noir?
London-based restaurant, Dans le Noir?, and Fight for Sight are joining forces throughout March to offer diners a fantastic sensory experience. From 1 March to 31 March this year, Dans le Noir? will be donating £1 to Fight for Sight for every guest.
Dans le Noir? is proud to support Fight for Sight to raise awareness of visual impairment and disability. Running since 2006, this London restaurant works with individuals impacted by a disability, with around half their staff and servers affected by a visual impairment.
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Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
Millmead Optical Group
Millmead Optical Group combines over 70 years of industry experience across eyewear, lenses and accessories. They are kindly donating 25p from every sale of one of their newly designed children's glasses case until March 2019.
Fight for Sight is delighted to be selected as charity partner for Optegra Eye Health Care, for another year. The charity’s focus on eye research also provides a perfect synergy with Optegra’s not-for-profit research and development division, Optegra Eye Sciences.
With a number of fundraising activities planned, Optegra will kick-start its fundraising efforts by hosting a series of events in September to support National Eye Health Week 2017, involving each of Optegra’s Eye Hospitals around the UK.
Scott Young, HR Director at RedEye, adds: “Someone loses their sight every 5 seconds. What a staggering figure. Over the next 12 months we will endeavour to raise as much money as possible for this special charity that make so many people’s quality of life better.”
Sunglasses Shop is the UK's largest online retailer of sunglasses and has fundraised for Fight for Sight for many years through regular events such as the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. Staff have even enjoyed a little friendly competition across their different offices, for a good cause.
Daniel Puddick, the founder of Sunglasses Shop, says “When so much sight loss is preventable it’s crucial that research is carried out to help reduce eye disease, and its causes, as much as it possibly can be reduced. That’s why we’ve been happy to support Fight for Sight and its important work for so many years.”
Wearing sunglasses provides critical protection from the sun's damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Long term exposure to UV rays can damage the eye's surface (cornea) as well as its internal structures and can contribute to cataracts and macular degeneration. Sunglasses should have a CE mark, which shows that they conform to the European Community Standard and they should also satisfy British Standard BSEN 1836, meaning they will provide high levels of protection against damaging UV light.
uvex Safety Group
Fight for Sight is delighted to launch our new campaign with support from uvex Safety Group. We are celebrating our #champions, including visually impaired winter Paralympian, Millie Knight, who will be competing in the Winter Paralympics, from the 8 to 18 March.
Watch out for further #champions throughout the year, as well as other activities as we raise awareness with uvex Safety Group during National Sight Conservation Week in September.
Through Vision Direct’s #ThinkUV campaign, they are helping us raise awareness of the importance of looking after your eyes in the sunshine and to protect them from harmful UV rays. Launched in 2016, Vision Direct customers were encouraged to take a sunglasses selfie and help raise funds for pioneering research into sight loss prevention. For each customer that took part, Vision Direct donated £3 to Fight for Sight .
Director of Marketing at Vision Direct, Ashley Mealor, says: "We are proud to support Fight for Sight and the important work they do in pioneering eye research across the UK. Sight is the sense people are most afraid of losing and through supporting charities like Fight for Sight we can help to fund new treatments to restore vision."