The Spectacle Makers’ Charity gives around £78,000 each year to help those with vision impairment and their families and support the next generation of optical professionals through bursaries and awards. Read below for recent updates from those we support.

Our latest Charity Impact Report is now available to read, just click the button below.

2023 Impact report
And you can read last year's impact report, also available via the button below.
2022 Impact report

The Spectacle Makers’ Charity takes up the challenge of glaucoma in Nigeria

The Glaucoma-NET was established by the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme in 2021 to address the high levels of irreversible blindness...


Northern Ballet’s new audio-described videos, supported by our Charity

[Audio Described] What Used To, No Longer Is from Northern Ballet on Vimeo. The Northern Ballet has released two new...


Blind in Business

The small charity Blind in Business was founded in 1992 by three blind graduates. Despite graduating with very good...


Vision 2020 Links Programme

The Vision 2020 Links programme was launched in 2004 to improve the quality and quantity of eye care training and...


St Paul’s Cathedral Training

In the past, the Charity has helped to fund visits for vision-impaired visitors as part of the Open House weekend...


Goalball game in action at the 2023 World Blind Games.

Goalball UK

With their most recent grant Goalball are focused on reaching as many children and young people with a vision impairment and/or sight loss in the UK.


A group of veterans taking part in the Finds Programme.

Waterloo Uncovered

Waterloo Uncovered combine world class archaeology with wellbeing and recovery support for veterans.


A group of people helping one another with tasks in the garden.

TimeBanking UK

The Spectacle Makers' Charity is supporting a pilot scheme dedicated to setting up timebanks for people with a vision impairment.


Elderly man seated in his living room. Text on the screen reads 'Having treatment for Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)'.

The Oxford Hospitals Charity

The Spectacle Makers' Charity funded a information video on Age-related Macular Degeneration and the patient's journey with their clinical team.