Become a member

Fighting Blindness is a member-led organisation working hard to meet the needs of our members as effectively as possible. Membership is open to anyone interested in our work, including; people who are affected by vision impairment or blindness and their families, Fighting Blindness supporters and fundraisers, scientists, medical professionals, and the general public.

By becoming a member you strengthen our voice and our work, there really is power in numbers!

New Members

The Board of Fighting Blindness has constitutionally decided that all new members are subject to Board approval. New members should email membership@fightingblindness.ie to receive an application form. Applications will be considered at the next Board meeting.

Previous and Existing Members

Previous members can contact the office on 01 6789 004 to renew their membership.

Please note that membership runs from January to December each year. The cost is the same no matter what time of the year the membership is purchased and it will expire at the end of December.

Benefits of becoming a member

  • Free entry to the annual Retina Conference
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Opportunity to participate in committees, consultations and focus groups on a wide range of research and advocacy topics

Types of Membership

Family (3 Years): A three-year membership for a family. This is limited to spouses, partners and children only. €70.

Individual (3 Years): A three-year membership for one person. €60.

Family (1 Year): A one-year membership for a family. This is limited to spouses, partners and children only. €30.

Individual (1 Year): A one-year membership for one person. €25.