Sunglasses Shop, one of Europe’s largest online retailers of sunglasses and prescription eyewear, has announced that it has reached the £10,000 mark in donations to the main UK eye research charity, Fight for Sight.
The online retailer has supported the charity through monthly donations since 2012, helping to fund its research into treatments for age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract and a number of rare eye diseases.
Commenting on the fundraising, Kevin Cornils, chief executive at MyOptique Group, the wider optics conglomerate that owns Sunglasses Shop, said: “Fight for Sight has a strong record of ground-breaking research and continues to make an invaluable contribution to preventing sight loss and preventing eye disease. As it relies 100% on non-government funding, it’s particularly important that it receives regular donations.”
Expressing her appreciation to the retailer, director of fundraising at Fight for Sight, Catherine Woodhead, said: “We are grateful to Sunglasses Shop for their continued support to help the fight against sight loss. Due to lack of funding, we are having to turn down research grant applications – raising the importance of eye research and how much-needed funds have never been so important, so thank you for giving us this platform.”