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Fight for Sight

Supporting and inspiring eye and vision research by funding scientists early in their careers.

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Over 70 Years Supporting Vision Research

For more than 70 years, Fight for Sight has been providing grants to support eye and vision researchers. While many organizations focus on funding research for specific diseases or conditions and select for experienced scientists in established research areas, Fight for Sight funds researchers who are just beginning their careers, as early as at the undergraduate level. We believe that innovation and growth must be fostered from developing careers, and that the largest benefit lies in supporting this exploration. Many of the prominent individuals in the field today began their research careers with a Fight for Sight grant.

Your contribution will allow us to give a first grant to a promising new eye researcher who doesn’t yet have other financial support. Support the future of eye research, with a donation today!

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Sarah Ross, PhD

University of Pittsburgh, 2015 Grant-in-Aid recipient

We use genetic tools in mice to identify and study novel populations of cells. Our support from FFS will allow us to garner additional data, leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals, which will help us to secure further funding from other sources.

Paul A. Sieving, MD, PhD

Director, National Eye Institute, National Institute of Health

This program creates life-long linkages between giants in ophthalmology and those on the cusp of their careers. I daresay my own career might have taken a different trajectory without early support from FFS.

Roy S. Chuck, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

This program creates life-long linkages between giants in ophthalmology and those on the cusp of their careers. I daresay my own career might have taken a different trajectory without early support from FFS.

Aubrey Gilbert, MD, PhD

Boston Children’s Hospital, 2015 Post Doctoral recipient

What part of the brain is involved in controlling the eyes and perception? This information impacts how we treat patients whose perceptions are disturbed by disease or trauma. We are grateful to FFS for its support of this project.

Vision problems, including blindness, are among the top 10 disabilities in adult Americans.
More than 21 million Americans report vision problems or eye conditions, with numbers expected to double over the next 30 years.
Fight for Sight has awarded more than $21 million in eye research grants to 135 institutions in 6 countries.
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