Vision 2020 UK has confirmed that the National Eye Research Centre has joined it as its latest member.
As the umbrella body which leads collaboration and co-operation among organisations working within the eye health and sight loss sectors, Vision 2020 UK has labelled the development as an “exciting” step that will build on its existing membership.
As a leading charity that raises funds for research into the causes of eye disease, the National Eye Research Centre has invested over £14m into research since it was established in 1986.
The charity joining Vision 2020 UK will expand the organisation’s involvement in research and advances in ophthalmology.
Commenting on the newest member, CEO of Vision 2020 UK, Mercy Jeyasingham, said: “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.”
CEO of the National Eye Research Centre, Mike Daw, added: “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.”