The East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust Ophthalmology Department has launched a fundraising campaign to raise £36,000 to buy a state-of-the-art slit lamp to improve the diagnosis of eye illnesses. This campaign will run until World Sight Day on 8 October.

What is Slit Lamp Imaging?
Slit Lamp Imaging is the photography of the structures of the eye with a specially designed horizontally mounted microscope. The slitlamp can be used to isolate structures in the eye, and gives much better and detailed photographs - improving the speed and accuracry of diagnoses.

How can you get involved?
Donate to our JustGiving page, or start a JustGiving fundraiser -
- Text ‘IMAGER(donation amount)’ to 70085 to donate via text. So texting 'IMAGER10' will donate £10.
- Join with our colouring competition!

Ophthalmology Colouring Competition
We're inviting children accross East Lancashire to take part in our competition to design your own glasses! Print out our template, decorate the glasses however you'd like and take a selfie of your new look. 

To enter the competition, send over your picture to with your name and age, before 26 June. You'll also need to make a £1 donation to our JustGiving page to be in with a chance to win! The winner will be announced on 3 July.

Download the glasses template here.