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Dramatic changes to visual health in the United States are in full swing, driven largely by growing, aging population. People with vision loss can suffer a diminished ability to read, see the faces of loved ones, drive a car, and perform other activities associated with daily living. It is no surprise then, that many serious co-morbidities, such as depression, cognitive decline and falls, are associated with vision loss.

The scEYEnce campaign seeks to educate the public, the media, policymakers and other key stakeholders about the importance of vision research. By creating broader awareness, we hope that all of us will recognize the important role that vision — and conversely vision loss — plays in our daily lives and continue to build support for this crucial area of research.


A working group comprised of 10 organizations dedicated to advancing the study and knowledge of vision research joined together to launch scEYEnce, a campaign that aims to educate the broader public about the crucial importance of vision research. The members of the working group include:

Alliance for Eye and Vision Research Logo - Dark blue and green sans-serif type with eye icon
AEVR emphasizes that National Eye Institute-funded research to save/restore vision has served to reduce healthcare costs, increase productivity, maintain independence, and improve the quality of life for all Americans.
American Academy of Ophthalmology Logo - Dark gray sans-serif type with purple eye icon to left
AAO seeks to protect sight and empower lives by serving as an advocate for patients and the public, leading ophthalmic education, and advancing the profession of ophthalmology.
American Macular Degeneration Foundation Logo - Blue serif type and blue rectangle with white AMDF inside
AMDF is a patient-centered foundation that supports potentially game-changing AMD research, education and advocacy in order to improve quality of life and treatment outcomes for all those affected by AMD.
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Logo - Red and dark blue sans-serif type with blue eye icon in upper left
ARVO is the largest eye and vision research organization in the world. Members include nearly 12,000 eye and vision researchers from over 75 countries. ARVO advances research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders.
EyeSight Foundation of Alabama Logo - Dark gray sans-serif type with blue curves for letter S
EyeSight Foundation of Alabama serves as a catalyst to improve eyesight through education, research and access to care. Its vision is to make a difference in the eyes of the world.
Foundation Fighting Blindness Logo - Dark blue and turquoise sans-serif type
Foundation Fighting Blindness is the world’s leading private funder of retinal disease research. Its mission is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
Glaucoma Research Foundation Logo - Black sans-serif type
Glaucoma Research Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma. For more than 40 years, GRF has worked to advance sight-saving research and provide essential educational resources for patients.
International Retinal Research Foundation Logo - Medium blue serif type with eye icon to right and black sans-serif tagline below
International Retinal Research Foundation provides financial support for vision research to scientists in every corner of the globe, while focusing on discovery of causes, preventions and cures of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
National Eye Institute Logo - Gray sans-serif type with gray and blue arrow with NIH inside
NEI, part of the National Institutes of Health, leads the federal government’s research on the visual system and eye diseases. NEI supports basic and clinical science programs to develop sight-saving treatments and address special needs of people with vision loss.
Research to Prevent Blindness Logo - Dark blue and aqua sans-serif type with eye icon
Research to Prevent Blindness is the leading nonprofit organization supporting eye research directed at the prevention, treatment, or eradication of all diseases that damage and destroy sight.
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