Only more research will stop people going blind!

Two million people in the UK are currently living with a significant degree of sight loss. Yet only 2% of all medical research is directed at eye disease. Without more investment in research the number of people with significant sight loss is predicted to double to four million by 2050. Please help us combat blindness now.

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Help fund research

PhD Studentship in Eye Research Appeal

We aim to raise £70,000 to fund a PhD student through their three year study to discover and pull through the next generation of sight-saving treatments. This will not only help build our future research base but will also be the start of a satisfying career in ophthalmology for one of our brightest talents and the potential of hope for that ever-increasing number of people facing the terrifying prospect of sight loss.


Author: Mike Daw

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Big Blind Walk

National Eye Research Centre is delighted to be the nominated charity partner for the Big Blind Walk in 2018, when Julian Jackson, founder and director of the social enterprise VisionBridge, will walk almost 1,000 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats during an eight week epic journey.

Latest news

  • Our Spring 2018 Newsletter is out now

    Our Spring 2018 newsletter is out now with news of the Big Blind Walk, our latest research funding and much, much more. You can download it here. Read more

  • Julian Jackson interviewed on BBC Radio 4 about the Big Blind Walk

    Julian Jackson is interviewed by Peter White on BBC Radio 4's 'In Touch' programme about his upcoming Big Blind Walk and why it's so important to raise more money for eye research Read more

  • Our 2017 Annual Review out now

    Our review of 2017 has just been published. It contains news of some exciting developments in eye research and a summary of our finances.You can download a copy or request we post you a printed one. Read more

Latest events

  • Big Blind Walk

    Julian Jackson will undertake his Big Blind Walk from Land's End to John O'Groats , a journey of almost 1,000 miles and taking around seven weeks during April, May and June. Follow this epic challenge here and please support him with a donation. Read more