Sight is precious and the sense people most fear losing. In the UK it is estimated that almost 2 million people are affected by sight loss and the number of people at risk of the main causes of blindness – cataract, glaucoma, wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy – is set to increase by up to 25 per cent in the decade leading up to 2020.
Sight loss has a significant impact on a person's quality of life. However, half of all sight loss is avoidable through early diagnosis and access to treatment. We want to end this injustice and end all avoidable sight loss by 2020.