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Bradford & Airedale Eyesight Trust

Supporting the Eye Departments of both Bradford Teaching Hospital and Airedale Hospital

About Our Charity


BAET is a registered charity, that has been set up to benefit those suffering from eye problems in the Bradford and Airedale area


The charity supports the eye departments of Bradford Teaching Hospital and Airedale Hospital in a number of ways:


  • It provides equipment (not normally provided by the National Health Service) for the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases in the area


  • It helps with funding and publishing of research into eye diseases

  • It helps fund the provision of visual  aids for the blind and partially sighted.


  • It helps with the education and training of students, Ophthalmologists, Orthoptists, and Optometrists intending to specialise in Ophthalmology.


How we have used the money previously

We are a registered charity, set up to provide support for the eye departments of both Bradford Teaching Hospital and Airedale Foundation Trust. We support by providing additional funds for equipment that otherwise would not be able to be purchased and help with funding training of various members of staff including, nurses, orthoptists and optometrists. To fund the charity we rely on donations from the public as well as arrange various fund raising activities through out the year.

These are some of the many diagnostic and treatment equipment purchased by BAET to date

Neo Fundus Retinal Imaging System

Neo Fundus Retinal Imaging System

Used to take images of the retina



The optomap ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of the retina in one panoramic image while traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of the retina at one time. It is extremely important to view the retina especially in patients who are diabetic



Measures the eye pressure and is particularly useful with younger patients



Allows patients with glaucoma to measure their eye pressure at home



This instrument is used to measure the size of the pupil in the dark

Argon retinal laser

Argon retinal laser

Laser treatment to the back of the eye is extensively used in treating diabetic eye disease

corneal topographer

corneal topographer

This is a fundamental instrument used to measure the curvature of the cornea in patients with astigmatism and keratoconus

Scanmate B Scan

Scanmate B Scan

Used to view the middle and back of the eye when the view is too cloudy



Used to measure the thickness of the cornea

Equipment Purchased

Training of staff

Funds from the BAET have paid for a number of Eye Clinic staff and non-medical eyecare professionals to undertake enhanced training and qualifications, enabling them to expand the scope of their work and prescribing capabilities within the eye department.

Current projects

At present we are looking to fund a number of projects

Bradford Macula Centre

One of the areas in ophthalmology we are looking to raise funds for is our ever expanding Bradford Macula Centre. The centre is  based in Trinity Road, Bradford - opposite St Luke's Hospital. We are raising funds towards equipment to benefit both patients and visitors attending the centre.

Make a Difference

Donate Today

Donate by Text

BAET11 £5

Regular Donation

If you feel moved by the causes Bradford & Airedale Eye Sight Trust promotes, we would very much appreciate your support. Set up your donation to Bradford & Airedale Eyesight Trust today. It’s easy and most importantly, it will make a major difference in the lives of so many who are in need of help. Contact us today to learn more or click below to donate now.

Donate by cheque

To donate make your cheque payable to Bradford & Airedale Eyesight Trust.


It’s easy and most importantly, it will make a major difference in the lives of so many who are in need of help. Contact us today to learn more or click below to donate now.

Simply text 70070. In the message section write BAET11 followed by the amount you would like to donate (between £1 to £10)


You will then receive a message back thanking you for your donation and asking you to click a link. This is a safe link and will just ask you for your name and for you to confirm you are a UK taxpayer.

This will then mean we get an additional 25% on top of your donation at no extra cost to yourself.


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BAET Administrator
c/o The Eye Department
Bradford Teaching Hospital
Duckworth Lane

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