Australian Vision Research (AVR) and the Perth Eye Foundation (PEF) are delighted to announce the renewal of their partnership aimed at advancing innovative vision research. The renewed collaboration will boost the support for ophthalmic research with the Perth Eye Foundation increasing its annual donation to fund grants from $50,000 to an extraordinary $120,000.

Australian Vision Research and Perth Eye Foundation have a strong history of working together to support ground-breaking research and promote advancements in the field of ophthalmology. Through their renewed partnership, the organisations will bolster their commitment to driving innovation and improving the lives of individuals with visual impairments.

The increased annual donation from the Perth Eye Foundation will play a vital role in supporting talented researchers and clinicians in pursuing their vision-related projects. The additional funding will enable AVR to award more substantial grants to researchers, supporting a conducive environment for making ground-breaking discoveries and advancements in eye care.

Prof Stephanie Watson OAM, Chair of Australian Vision Research, expressed her enthusiasm about the renewed partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Perth Eye Foundation and are deeply grateful for their increased commitment to funding grants. This expanded collaboration will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the landscape of vision research in Australia, paving the way for novel breakthroughs and innovative solutions to address eye-related conditions.”

The Perth Eye Foundation’s decision to enhance its annual donation reflects their dedication to supporting vision research and their recognition of the immense potential it holds. By investing in the scientific community, the foundation aims to drive advancements in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of eye diseases, ultimately improving the quality of life for countless individuals.

Liam Roche, Chair of the Perth Eye Foundation, emphasised the foundation’s commitment, stating, “We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Australian Vision Research and increase our annual donation to further fuel the important work being done in the field of vision research. By supporting talented researchers, we hope to make a significant impact in the lives of those affected by vision impairments and contribute to a brighter future for eye care.”

The renewed partnership between Australian Vision Research and the Perth Eye Foundation demonstrates their shared vision of promoting advancements in vision research, and their commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those affected by eye-related conditions.

About Perth Eye Foundation: Perth Eye Foundation (PEF) is committed to supporting the prevention, treatment, and management of eye diseases. Through philanthropy, advocacy, and education, PEF aims to improve the quality of eye care and make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals affected by visual impairments.