Fight for Sight celebrates £5,000 gift from Ocushield

02 June 20

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Róisín Treacy

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Dhruvian Patel, Founder of Ocushield

Fight for Sight is delighted to have been selected by Ocushield as the recipient of a £5,000 donation to help fund pioneering eye research.

The optical products manufacturer donated £1 to Fight for Sight for every order received for their blue light blocking screen protectors for phones, tablets and computers.

The money raised will go towards finding treatments and cures for the leading causes of sight loss and blindness.

Founder of Ocushield, Dhruvin Patel said: “Here at Ocushield, we are thrilled to have raised £5,000 for the important eye research Fight for Sight does, particularly at such an important moment with a lot of disruption at hand with the pandemic. It’s good to know our support will go towards ensuring the charity can continue to fight for better outcomes for people living with sight loss and visual impairment. Fight for sight is an important charity in this sector and we wish it all the best moving forward and will continue to support them where we can.”

Director of Fundraising at Fight for Sight, Ikram Dahman said:“We are so pleased that Ocushield has raised this money to help fund our vital sight-saving research. Their support has come at a really important time when lockdown and social distancing have presented real obstacles for our researchers. Ocushield’s gift will go towards ensuring we continue to work towards future scientific breakthroughs for the two million people living with sight loss in the UK. We are really grateful for their support.”

A recent survey by Fight for Sight of researchers in the field of ophthalmology found that Covid-19 is putting new sight-saving treatments at risk, with 90 percent of respondents reporting that the future funding for their research has become uncertain as a result of the pandemic.

To best support the future of eye research during these unprecedented times, Fight for Sight has launched an urgent appeal to help researchers cover the costs in delays to projects and returning to the lab.

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