Sunglasses Shop Support the Fight for Sight

30 June 16

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Heather Fanning

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Raising £10k for vital eye research

Sunglasses Shop celebrates reaching the £10,000 donation mark to support the UK’s main eye research charity Fight for Sight.

Sunglasses Shop - one of Europe’s largest online retailers of sunglasses and prescription eyewear - has been supporting the charity since 2012 and their generous donations have helped to achieve this milestone.

Donations from corporate partners like Sunglasses Shop are gratefully received as the charity receives no government funding. The funds will help support vital research into the early detection and prevention of, as well as developing new treatments and ultimately finding a cure for, conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract plus a number of rare eye diseases.

Sunglasses Shop, founded by Daniel Puddick in 2003, has more than 100 designer fashion labels and technical/sports ranges available for customers. In 2011 it was acquired by Glasses Direct to form Europe’s leading Eyewear Group ‘MyOptique Group'. The company was delighted to be able to help and continue to support Fight for Sight’s mission in creating a future everyone can see.

Kevin Cornils, CEO at MyOptique Group said ‘Fight for Sight has a strong record of ground breaking research and continues to make an invaluable contribution to preventing sight loss and preventing eye disease. As it relies 100 per cent on non-government funding, it's particularly important that it receives regular donations. We hope the monthly donations we have been making since 2012 have and will continue to go some way to helping their vital work continue."

Catherine Woodhead, Director of Fundraising at Fight for Sight, said: "We are grateful to Sunglasses Shop for their continued support to help the fight against sight loss. Due to lack of funding we are having to turn-down research grant applications – raising the importance of eye research and much needed funds has never been so important, so thank you for giving us this platform.”