New name and logo for the Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness

The registered charity that funds ground-breaking research into curing eye disease and preventing sight loss, the Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness, has got a new name and a new look.

Our name: St Paul’s Research Foundation

Our mission: To improve lives by preventing sight loss and eye disease through world-leading, pioneering research.

Our vision: To cure eye disease and prevent sight-loss.

Every six minutes, someone is told that they’re going blind. Two million people in the UK are living with sight loss and this is set to increase by 4 million by 2050. Losing your sight can have a devastating impact, which is why our specialists work tirelessly to pioneer new and more effective treatments.

St Paul’s Research Foundation fund pioneering research between St Paul’s Eye Unit’s world-leading clinicians and academics at the Department of Eye and Vision Science at the University of Liverpool. Working to cure eye disease and prevent sight-loss, the impact is renowned not only in the UK - but world-wide.

So why the change? We wanted our name and logo to say ‘this is the home of cutting-edge, life-changing research’ and show our links with St Paul’s Eye Unit in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. We held focus groups with St Paul’s Eye Unit’s patients and supporters to gather feedback on our name change and logo design.

Professor Simon Harding Chair Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Department of Eye and Vision Science, University of Liverpool, Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at St Paul’s Eye Unit and Chair of the Board at St Paul’s Research Foundation, said: “We hope that our new name and logo will help elevate our profile and support us in raising the crucial funds needed to invest in the projects and research that could have a sight-saving, life-changing impact across the world.”

Find out more about St Paul’s Research Foundation.