Fight for Sight Speaker Network

Our Speaker Network aims to raise awareness of sight loss and inspire all with the exciting developments in eye research. We now have over 150 researchers and clinicians who have agreed to speak at conferences and meetings around the UK. To book one of our speakers please contact or call 020 7264 3900.

Speaker Profiles

Professor Marcela Votruba
Professor Alan Stitt
Professor Barbara Krystyna Pierscionek
Professor Stephen E Moss

Ian Beasley - Optometry Today Clinical Editor and AOP Head of Education

The Speaker Network is an impressive resource of key contributors across a broad range of academic and clinical specialities. The insight that these speakers can bring to education is of enormous benefit to all practitioners and ultimately their patients.

Pat Cameron Davies - Secretary/Treasurer of the Association for Independent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians 

Full marks to Fight for Sight for initiating such a wonderful concept - world renowned speakers, details of latest research and developments, continuing education points (CET) for the audience plus very importantly raising the awareness of the wonderful work that Fight for Sight does in raising money to make such headways into fighting the many varied causes of sight loss. The Speaker network is  a winning combination for all concerned.

Cheryl Donnelly - Chief Executive Officer, British Contact Lens Association 

As an association that represents all disciplines  within the contact lens and anterior eye  sector, it is important that the BCLA  provide research updates to our membership to provide insight in all areas of vision. The Fight for Sight Speaker Network delivers  insight into pioneering research, that may well lead to innovation to preserve the precious gift of sight for our patients. Access to  this information is so important. Delivery and content is always excellent.

Association of British Dispensing Opticians

The Speaker Network initiative instigated by Fight for Sight is a highly useful and commendable resource for the optical sector. Speakers and the topics they’ve covered have been well received and the initiative has also proved to be a catalyst in building a mutually rewarding partnership between our two organisations.

Dr Anna Horwood Research Director – British/Irish Orthoptic Society BIOS 

Fight for Sight is an important funder of eye research with a much higher public profile than many individual researchers (or even small professions like orthoptics) have. Impact is so important for us all; and setting up a  network of leading speakers in the field is a really valuable resource. All researchers and professionals want to spread the word of what we do to  improve public, patient, parent and professional understanding. We all need to learn from each other.