#6MinuteLockdown for Blind Children

The 6 Minute Lockdown

Scope has been championing children’s futures for many years by fundraising and supporting sight loss charities. We have raised and donated thousands of pounds to fund services for blind and partially sighted children across Ireland and the UK.

We are committed to doing everything that we can, especially during these difficult times to help these very special children.

In our latest fundraising campaign, the #6MinuteLockdown, Scope employees will blind fold themselves for six minutes and complete an everyday task.   Throughout November, we hope to raise significant funds for ChildVision in Ireland and the Royal Society for Blind Children in the UK.

Watch a snippet of Ian McWhinnie our New Product Development Specialist with his beautiful daughter Skye take on the challenge.

We would really appreciate your help by way of a donation to our GoFundMe page. All of our customers and suppliers are invited to participate in this wonderful movement. Our CSR Manager Amie Hynes Fitzpatrick, is also on hand to help you and your team to participate in the challenge. If you have any questions for Amie you can reach out to her here.


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The Benefits of Preservative Free Drops
  • Benzalkonium chloride (BAK) is the most frequently used preservative in preserved eye drops. BAK can induce corneal and conjunctival epithelial cell apoptosis, damage corneal nerves, delay wound healing, interfere with tear film stability and cause loss of goblet cells.3
  • The negative symptoms experienced through the use of BAK-preserved drops may impact adherence to the prescribed treatment or management regime.4
  • Preservative-free tear replacement is preferred in cases of frequent and chronic application.5
  • Patients with Dry Eye Disease (DED), especially those with severe DED who require dosing over 4 times daily with lubricants or who use ocular lubricants in conjunction with other chronic topical therapies such as glaucoma medications, should avoid the use of ocular lubricants containing preservative.3
HYLO-Tear and HYLO-Forte Price Comparison
ProductHYLO TearHYLO ForteEvolve HAHyabakThealoz Duo
Drug Tariff price1£8.50£9.50£5.99£8.99£7.99
Average duration of scripts (days)30.3130.6519.7827.0725.55
Annual cost to ICS per patient£102.36£111.85£110.53£128.43£107.73


*Analysed data for preservative free (PF) ocular lubricants from Cegedim’s THIN database, Jan 2020-Dec 2020 (Representative of 400+ GP practices & 3.2M patient population)