National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) Meetings
The NAEC advises the NEI about conducting and supporting research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs that address blinding eye diseases and disorders, visual function mechanisms, sight preservation, and health needs of visually impaired individuals. The group's 12 appointed members are leaders in the fields of ophthalmology, optometry, and basic sciences, as well as public policy, law, health policy, economics, and management.
NEI Audacious Goals Initiative
The NEI conducted a prize competition called the Challenge to Identify Audacious Goals in Vision Research and Blindness Rehabilitation to promote innovation in vision research.
Sayer Vision Research Lecture
The Sayer Vision Lecture and Award Series provides an opportunity for honorees to explore areas of interdisciplinary collaboration that may lead to advances in diverse medical specialties with relevance to vision research.
Read more about past Sayer Vision Lectures.