Fighting Blindness

Fighting Blindness is an Irish patient-led charity funding and enabling world-leading research into treatments and cures for blindness. It provides a professional counselling service to support people and families affected by sight loss. Through education and advocacy Fighting Blindness works to empower the 246,000 adults and children in Ireland living with severe vision impairment and blindness.

Fighting Blindness was set up as a support group in 1983 by families affected by sight loss and has now evolved to become a charity funding world-leading research into treatments and cures. Fighting Blindness is involved with rare, genetic, age-related and degenerative conditions and has invested over €16.8 million in more than 90 research projects. For more information please visit

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