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
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
Laser treatment to the back of the eye is extensively used in treating diabetic eye disease
This is a fundamental instrument used to measure the curvature of the cornea in patients with astigmatism and keratoconus
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
Training of staff
Funds from the BAET have paid for an Optometrist to undertake an Independent Therapeutic Prescribing course. This allowed her to prescribe medications for a number of eye conditions and enabled her to expand the scope of her work within the eye department.
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 espanding Bradford Macular 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 by Text
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 Eye Sight 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 Eye Sight 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.