• Funding postdoctoral scientists

    Funding postdoctoral scientists

  • Supporting research into acute bilateral cataracts

    Supporting research into acute bilateral cataracts in children

  • Fundraising trek for children's eye research

    Fundraising trek for children's eye research

  • Some members of our vision science research team

    Gift of Sight supports students, technicians and provides equipment for use in research studies.

  • Ophthalmology Clinical Research team with Hospital Heroes award

    Supporting the clinical trials teams

  • Viewing eyes through a slit lamp gives initial diagnosis

    Funding world-class vision research

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Finding cures for blinding eye diseases

The Gift of Sight Appeal was established with the aim of funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness. We are currently working from home but our post is being collected from the University of Southampton.There may be some delay in replying to your letters so please bear with us. 

Your generous philanthropic gifts, including Legacies and Direct Debits, have helped us increase the number of staff employed in our vision science research group.  With your help we are able to train the next generation of academic ophthalmologists and visual scientists, providing them with the equipment they need to undertake their vital sight saving projects.


The aims of the vision research group are as follows:

  • To perform world class research to create better treatments and thus prevent blindness

  • To achieve this by attracting sufficient funding to allow the research to proceed quickly

  • To train the next generation of academic ophthalmologists and visual scientists

  • To disseminate our research findings in leading research journals

  • To work as a team to achieve these goals

Please view our latest  Newsletter

Your generous support means that we are able to continue our vital research. Our scientists are working on new treatments and therapies for patients with blinding eye diseases.

Details of our most recent research papers can be found by viewing the relevant staff pages.


Appeal by Professor Andrew Lotery

If you would like to donate to help our work please see our page on 'How you can help'

Support us

Your donations will help us to support research into eye problems which affect all age ranges.

Eye conditions

Many patients attend clinics for regular examinations to identify whether or not treatment is necessary.