• 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

  • A sponsored parachute jump to raise funds

     Fundraising to support vision science research

  • A PhD student examines stem cells through a microscope

     Funding post-doctoral positions

  • The culture supporting growth of stem cells is being renewed

     Supporting salaries and laboratory consumables

  • A baby has an eye exmination in Southampton Eye Unit

    Disease affects babies and young children

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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. 

Generous philanthropic gifts, including Legacies and Direct Debits, have helped us increase the number of staff employed in our vision science research group.  This enables us to train the next generation of academic ophthalmologists and visual scientists and to provide them with the equipment they need to undertake their vital sight saving projects.  


Please view our latest Newsletter

If you would like to attend the forthcoming Gift of Sight Lecture evening on the 9 May 2019 please follow this link to book.


Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Professor Andrew Lotery is leading an international research team to explore what makes early Age-related macular degeneration progress to loss of vision.

Please read the details on the University of Southampton website 

Stargardt's disease 

Please see our 'News' page.  Updates will be made as and when received.


With your support we aim to ensure vision into the future for those who are suffering today.

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.