What We Do

National Eye Research Centre is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO, registered charity number 1156134) that funds research into the causes and treatments of eye disease, sight loss and blindness. We publish the results of that research in order to stimulate further research advances in ophthalmology.

Our vision is a world in which there is an effective treatment for every eye disease.

Eye research is showing promising results through new techniques, such as stem cell research, inherited genetic disorders and in our understanding of inflammatory eye disease.

Forty people lose their sight every day in the UK; yet sight is the sense that people fear losing the most. However, eye research remains critically underfunded with large research grants often directed at other disease groups, like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

If we are to live in a world where people do not need to fear losing their sight we have to raise funds in a challenging economic environment to ensure this vital eye research is carried out.

The charity was formed in 1986 and in the last 15 years alone has invested over £10 million into eye research at leading UK centres of excellence in ophthalmology.

Please help us and donate today. Every gift, no matter how small, brings the day closer when another eye disease becomes treatable.