One Clear Vision is a registered charity and not-for-profit company. We are the leading English-speaking charity for sufferers of Degenerative Vitreous Syndrome (severe eye floaters) in the world and we have an international remit.

Our mission is to raise awareness and promote a better understanding of Degenerative Vitreous Syndrome through fundraising, providing information and support to sufferers and collaborating with eye specialists and researchers to help achieve clear sight for everyone affected.

We aspire to follow best practice governance procedures as set out in the “Good Governance Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector” and we have a whistleblowing procedure in place.

We invite endorsement from those willing to act as patrons and trustees.

Anyone who wishes further information with regards to the organisation and its directors please contact us on

Our Objectives

  • To promote research for the public benefit in all aspects of Degenerative Vitreous Syndrome and to publish the useful results.
  • To advance the education of the public in general (and particularly the medical profession) in all areas relating to Degenerative Vitreous Syndrome.
  • To promote and protect the physical and mental health of sufferers of Degenerative Vitreous Syndrome through the provision of support, education and practical advice.

More about us…

Company directors
  • Darren Heaphy – Chair
  • Dan Lewi – Charity Secretary
  • Stuart Eu – Treasurer
  • Dymock Brett – Director

We also have an experienced Administrator to help with the day-to-day running of the charity as well as a number of international volunteers.

Company details

One Clear Vision is registered in England and Wales, CRN 6970074. Registered charity 1147484.  Registered office: Advantage Business Centre, 132 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, M4 6DE

Professional Advisory Board

The role of the Advisory Board is to provide the charity with independent, professional advice and recommendations with respect to its research and education goals and to assist us in developing strategies to attain our objectives.

James Bainbridge Mr James W B Bainbridge MA MB BChir PhD FRCOphth is a Consultant Retinal Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and Senior Researcher at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
Dr Aniz Girach is Head of Ophthalmology at the biopharmaceutical company, ThromboGenics.

Letter from our Chairman

Dear Supporter

D.Heaphy - Chairman of OCVIf you are here because you suffer from Degenerative Vitreous Syndrome, and you are looking for support and guidance, then we hope that in due course this site will offer you all the resources you need to help deal with the condition on a daily basis, and to make a decision on whether treatment is suitable for you. It may also help you achieve a greater level of support from friends, family and doctors who often do not appreciate the full implications of this potentially disabling vision perception disorder.

It does take some effort of empathy and imagination to appreciate this as a ‘non-trivial’ disorder – the descriptive term ‘floaters’ is perhaps itself not helpful in this respect. There is no physical pain, threat to life or loss of vision as such. However, patient reports clearly aim to communicate a quality-of-life issue that is better understood as a virtual ‘life sentence’: professionally & personally debilitating and a major impediment to psychological well-being.

If you are a medical professional interested in learning more about the condition, and some of the common misconceptions, then we hope this site will provide you with a good starting point.

One Clear Vision is a collaborative effort by a group of volunteers from around the world aiming to re-educate the public and professional community, and promote better understanding of severe vitreous floaters (or Degenerative Vitreous Syndrome). The One Clear Vision website is a central point of reference for the group’s activities, and aims to provide a trusted resource for patients and medical professionals alike. The scope of our activities and goals cover improved patient support, more accurate and up-to-date information regarding causes and treatment options, and eventually research into new treatment options in conjunction with a secure fundraising channel backed up by official charity status.

One Clear Vision welcomes support and endorsement by ophthalmic institutions and medical professionals, but please note that impartiality has been adopted as a core value and as such we do not endeavour to promote individual eye doctors or their practices.

Thanks for visiting.