Our Vision

To be the premier site of research and development for eye care and blindness prevention in Africa, and thereby address the impact of visual impairment and blindness on

quality of life.



To develop research capacity and appropriate skills in an

effort to eliminate visual impairment and avoidable

blindness in Africa, thereby supporting Vision 2020: the-

Right to Sight’s campaign.



  •  To develop research capacity
  •  To mobilise research resources
  •  To undertake research
  •  To support the dissemination of research findings
  •  To promote South-South and North-South collaboration in support of its mandate


Research Support

  •  Provides training in research methods
  •  Assists postgraduate students to become skilled researchers and writers
  •  Assists authors to communicate effectively and scientifically
  •  Promotes, and sources resources
  •  Promotes publication of research findings
  •  Disseminates information via websites, newsletters reports and publications