As a glasses wearer myself I can appreciate (to a certain level) not being able to see clearly but imagine if you could not see at all? Picture this… a beautiful sunny day with a breathtaking sunset in front of you but one problem, you are unable to enjoy it because you have lost your sight. That is something some people have to face and deal with on a day to day basis and for me I am fortunate enough that a pair of glasses can correct my sight and just like that, I can see the world again.
Fight for Sight is one of the main UK charities that funds pioneering eye research into preventing sight loss and treating eye disease so it makes perfect sense for them to partner with 100% Optical. Industry professions from across the UK (and the world) will be at the show and you know what? Some of these people test the health of our eyes so it is important to have Fight for Sight onboard and invite some of their leading professors in different areas of research to educate our opticians. Educate them about some of the ground breaking development such as using stem cells therapy for age related macular degeneration.
Despite all the modern day technology and development sadly there are still 100 people a day in the UK alone that lose their sight. It may not sound a lot because so many people live in the UK but this should not be happening, imagine losing your sight and never be able to enjoy that beautiful sunset or more importantly see your families faces again or watch your children grow up. It is actually quite heart breaking to even imagine because we do take our sight for granted.
During the 3 day optical show over at London ExCeL Fight for Sight will be running different seminars and talk about different areas of eye care and eye health. I am not even going to even attempt to use some of the technical terms that are in the press release because I don’t even really understand what they are myself but if you want to find out more go to the 100% Optical website. All the talks are given by professors from University College London (UCL) where Fight for Sight fund the research they do.