The eye research charity Fight for Sight will shortly launch a survey to gather insights on the personal impact of sight loss. It is hoped that the findings from this survey will help to strengthen the case for desperately needed eye research funding.
Sight loss costs the UK over £28 billion each year, yet only 1% of funding for public services is spent on eye research. This equates to just £20 for each person living with sight loss.
Participation in the survey involves a short 15-minute phone interview or online survey in which respondents share information and answer questions on how living with sight loss or an eye condition impacts their life or that of the person they care for.
Interested participants should fill in the following short questionnaire to register their interest in taking part: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TG2PRLX, which takes less than five minutes to complete, or call 020 7264 3900.
When the full 15-minute survey is launched in early 2020, those who have registered their interest will be contacted and invited to take part in a 15-minute online survey. The survey can also be done over the phone if this better suits access needs.
Participants can really help to transform the eye research landscape and build a case to secure urgently needed funding for pioneering eye research projects.