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Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision

To be Asia’s global centre of excellence in eye and vision research, renowned internationally for translating basic science to clinical applications for the prevention and treatment of sight threatening disorders.


Our Mission

To conduct innovative and world-leading basic science, clinical and translational eye and vision research.


Guiding principle

  • To be Asia’s global centre of excellence in eye and vision research, renowned internationally for translating basic science to clinical applications for the prevention and treatment of sight threatening disorders.

  • To undertake innovative and outstanding basic science and clinical research, with an emphasis on translational research: bedside to bench and population, and back to bedside and bench.

  • To be recognised internationally as the coordinating hub for eye and vision research in Asia.

  • To work closely with our stakeholders and partners (hospitals, universities and other academic and research institutions) both nationally and internationally.

  • Developing an appropriate research environment equipped with relevant infrastructure that meets our research needs and goals.

  • Having access to secure consistent funding that allows for greater self-sufficiency and flexibility.

  • Being an employer of choice with superior work ethics and culture whilst providing a recognised career pathway for staff at all levels.

  • Ensuring our capacity to succeed through a commitment in planning and reviewing our strategic and operational plans to ensure organisational excellence.