Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a unique environment for research on human vision -- basic scientific research to increase the understanding of normal vision in support of vision disorders, clinical research to develop new diagnostic procedures and treatments for visual and other sensory disorders and engineering research to produce better techniques for aid and rehabilitation of the blind and partially sighted.

To this end, we will maintain an independent research institute that maximizes individual responsibility and innovation, which promotes a balance of laboratory, clinical, and rehabilitation scientists, and which limits size in order to foster mutually supportive research collaborations.