Nearly 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss, that's approximately one in 30 people. Shockingly, this is set to double by 2050.
Fight for Sight is the leading charity in the UK funding pioneering research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease. Over the past 5 years, we committed £16.5 million into new research projects. Currently, Fight for Sight is funding 99 research projects at 19 universities and hospitals.
Fight for Sight will host talks during the event presented by our eminent researchers. The talks will focus on some examples of areas in which Fight for Sight is currently funding such as eyelid tumours, infectious and inflammatory diseases at the front of the eye and stem cell research as applied to retinal diseases.
Hannah Cosh, Head of Fundraising at Fight for Sight says, "We are delighted to be partnering with 100% Optical. This major event will provide us with a great opportunity to speak with a wide range of eye health professionals while generating funds to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease."
Help make sight loss a thing of the past. Visit their stand B67 to chat with the Fight for Sight team or donate by texting code EYES18 £3 to 70070