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We are excited to announce the launch of scEYEnce, a new media campaign that shines a spotlight on the powerful benefits of vision research, not just for vision but for our health more broadly.

This campaign will provide key information about emerging science related to vision and eye health and link you to resources that will help create compelling stories to raise needed awareness about the vital role sight plays in our health and well-being.

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To kick off the initiative, vision research supporters are changing their Twitter profile pictures to raise awareness about what vision loss looks like with one of the major eye diseases.

Campaign Details

You’ll receive periodic emails from us over the course of this month, highlighting different vision and eye health issues and some of the scientists making advances to prevent vision loss or restore vision. We also encourage you to check out our resource-rich website and follow the campaign on Twitter.

We think you’ll appreciate scEYEnce!

Did you know…

that scientists may be on the verge of producing a test that can identify active Alzheimer’s disease through an eye exam? Or that “floaters” detected through an eye exam could signal the presence of Lyme disease? Eye exams — particularly those using optical coherence tomography (OCT) — can also detect diseases such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Lupus, and much more. Read more.

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Visionary Scientists

Lee Goldstein, MD, PhD, a renowned scientist at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University Photonics Center, conducts research to understand the role of abnormal protein aggregation in chronic degenerative disorders of aging. His team discovered the first evidence of Alzheimer’s disease-associated amyloid pathology outside the brain, as well as a new transcription factor that plays a crucial role in cellular differentiation within the lens and brain. He and his laboratory are developing a laser-based diagnostic technology to detect Alzheimer’s disease years before the first symptoms emerge. More.

We think you’ll appreciate scEYEnce!

The scEYEnce campaign seeks to educate the public, the media, policymakers and other key stakeholders about the vital importance of vision research. A working group comprised of 10 organizations dedicated to advancing the study and knowledge of vision science joined together to launch the campaign.

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