Executive Recruitment

The facts

Every 6 minutes someone is told they're going blind

People in the UK living with sight loss:

  • Today 2.0million
  • By 2030 2.7million
  • By 2050 4.0million
  • Every day 250 people start to lose their sight in the UK 
  • In the UK, 79% of people aged 64 and over are living with sight loss
  • 25,000 children in Britain are blind or partially sighted

Estimated prevalence of main eye diseases in the UK:

  • Age-related macular degeneration 600,000 people
  • Glaucoma 500,000 people
  • Cataract 500,000 people
  • Diabetic retinopathy 144,000 people

How many people fear losing their sight?

  • 78% of people stated that sight is the sense that they fear losing the most
  • 28% of the adult population are not having an eye test every 2 years

We're committed to:

  • £3.3million Fight for Sight committed to research in 2017/18
  • £8million Fight for Sight commitment to active research projects