Two women walking along the street. One is wearing a pink dress and white cardigan and is holding a guide dog hardness (the dog is walking to her side). The other woman is wearing jeans and a leather jacket.

What we do

Our vision is a world where everyone with inherited sight loss is able to live a fulfilling life.

We are the only UK charity dedicated solely to working for people affected by inherited sight loss.

By stimulating and funding medical research, we increase the understanding of these conditions and accelerate the search for treatments for the future.

The information and support we provide helps people lead better lives, today. We ensure no-one with inherited sight loss need feel alone.

We are in the unique position of being small enough to listen and respond to our community’s needs, but with a big enough reputation to make our voice heard by those who matter.

We are proud of the difference we make, but we want to do so much more; with our passion and hard work, and the ongoing support of our amazing community, we will make our vision a reality.

Retina UK was formerly known as RP Fighting Blindness.

If you would like plain text versions of any of our literature, please contact us and we will send these to you.

Our Values

These values represent how we behave and work together.

  • Approachable: We are respectful, caring and considerate
  • Honourable: We are open, professional and act with integrity
  • Collaborative: We value all those who support us
  • Ambitious: We are innovative, passionate and always do our best

Our Annual Report and Impact Report

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Volunteer Impact Report

Our volunteers are highly valued members of the Retina UK team and their roles are essential to help support and enable people affected by inherited sight loss to live fulfilling lives.

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Annual Report and accounts

You can download the last three years’ Trustees’ Annual Report & Accounts. They are also available on the Charity Commission website.