VISION 2020 UK announce National Eye Research Centre as a new member organisation

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Monday, 1 February 2016
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VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration and co-operation between organisations across the eye health and sight loss sectors, has announced National Eye Research Centre as a new member organisation.

National Eye Research Centre is a leading UK charity which raises money to fund research into the causes of eye disease, the development of treatments and the prevention of blindness. The charity was formed in 1986 and has invested over £14 million into eye research at leading UK centres of excellence in ophthalmology.

The addition of National Eye Research Centre marks an exciting step for VISION 2020 UK’s involvement in research and advances in ophthalmology, following its inaugural Funders of Eye Research Summit in September 2015. This partnership will build on the organisation’s existing membership of charities, professional bodies and voluntary organisations.

VISION 2020 UK CEO Mercy Jeyasingham, commented, “We are delighted to confirm National Eye Research Centre as the newest VISION 2020 UK member. This membership shows a great commitment to collaborative working, and we anticipate a strong, fulfilling working relationship in the coming years, to help National Eye Research Centre achieve all of their organisational objectives.”

Mike Daw, CEO National Eye Research Centre, said: “Our membership of VISION 2020 UK will allow us to work collaboratively with other members, and with VISION 2020 UK itself, to raise awareness of research. We foresee membership helping us meet a national need for increased research into the structure and working of the eye, into the causes of and treatments for eye diseases and the prevention of blindness.”

National Eye Research Centre are members of VISION 2020 UK effective immediately.