Vision Preservation Research Fund

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The Vision Preservation Research Fund at UNSW supports our research into vision loss. Please support our fund and help us continue this valuable research.

The Vision Preservation Research Fund has been established to support research into ways of improving the prevention, detection, management and treatment of diseases that reduce vision.

Vision loss has a serious impact for patients on their quality of life by reducing the ability to enjoy activities that depend on the preservation of vision, such as reading, driving safely and living independently.

Cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, keratoconus, myopic degeneration, blood pressure or diabetes-related eye diseases, dry eyes or eyes that water excessively are major problems that reduce the quality of life.

A major limitation to our research is a lack of funding Many studies are not commenced because of funding limitations. 

Our completed studies show promising findings. However, further research is often required to determine how those findings can be best used to help preserve vision.

Sadly, the funding required to support these additional studies is very limited and, consequently, necessary follow-up research is delayed. Sometimes the delay is indefinite.

How can you help?

We are asking for your help to champion our cause of vision preservation. If you are a practitioner and your patient raises the topic with you, discuss the relationship between vision loss and quality of life and how the School of Optometry & Vision Science is doing exciting research to improve vision for everyone. 
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation you can do so online here noting Vision Preservation Research Fund in the comments section. 

If you have any further queries regarding the Vision Preservation Research Fund, please do not hesitate to reach out to our school either via email: or via telephone: +61 2 9385 4639.