Ocushield makes £5000 donation to Fight for Sight

The gift will help the charity to continue its sight-saving research in the UK

Ocushield has made a £5000 gift to Fight for Sight to aid the charity’s ongoing work to fund pioneering eye research.

The optical products manufacturer has donated £1 for every order of their blue light blocking screen protectors for phones, tablets and computers.

Fight for Sight works to fund treatments and cures for the leading causes of sight loss and blindness in the UK. The charity is currently invested in over 150 research projects at 42 universities and hospitals across the country, and also campaigns on issues related to sight loss and blindness.

Ikram Dahman, Fight for Sight’s director of fundraising, said that the charity is “so pleased that Ocushield has raised this money to help fund our vital sight-saving research.”

He added: “Their support has come at a really important time, when lockdown and social distancing have presented real obstacles for our researchers.

“Ocushield’s gift will go towards ensuring we continue to work towards future scientific breakthroughs for the two million people living with sight loss in the UK. We are really grateful for their support.”

A recent Fight for Sight survey revealed that COVID-19 is putting new sight-saving treatments at risk. 90% of researchers in the field of ophthalmology reported that the future funding for their research has become uncertain as a result of the pandemic.

Dhruvin Patel, founder of Ocushield, (pictured) said: “It’s good to know our support will go towards ensuring the charity can continue to fight for better outcomes for people living with sight loss and visual impairment.

“Fight for Sight is an important charity in this sector, and we wish it all the best moving forward and will continue to support it where we can.”

Fight for Sight has launched an urgent appeal to help researchers cover the costs in delays to projects. You can support the appeal by visiting Fight for Sight’s website here.