Thank you so much for telling your MP that more funding for eye research is needed.
- The number of partially sighted and blind people is increasing every year and it is set to increase between 3.5 and 4 million by 2050.
- The effects of sight loss and blindness can be profound and far reaching, affecting mental wellbeing and financial independence.
- The economic cost to the state is estimated at over £25 billion a year and it is predicted to rise to over £33 billion by 2050.
- The direct health care system cost is estimated at over £3 billion a year and growing in an already stretched NHS.
By investing more in research, we can stop the clock on sight loss.
If the time is ever right for you to make a small donation, we would be very grateful.
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