The year 2020 holds special significance for ophthalmologists—it’s a reminder that in our ideal world, everyone everywhere would have 20/20 vision.
In honor of this momentous year, Harvard Ophthalmology is launching 2020 Vision—A World Without Blindness. This year-long initiative celebrates our steadfast commitment to eradicate blindness and ensure that every child will see in his/her lifetime.
With an official kickoff in January, the campaign will be integrated throughout our communications with you. Whether you read our publications, visit our website, follow us on social media, or attend departmental events like the Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion on June 12-13, you’ll learn about our groundbreaking achievements in transformational research, world-class education, and premier clinical care over the past 20 years.
Already, our seminal contributions to the field have greatly advanced patient care and improved the quality of life for millions of people around the world. But there is still much more work to be done. That’s why 2020 Vision will also provide an inside look at how we plan to continue leading the way in some of the field’s most promising areas, including artificial intelligence, big data, imaging, and genetics and gene-based therapy.
"We hope you will be inspired by the magnitude of what we have already achieved. Each new discovery brings us one step closer to the revolutionary breakthroughs that will ultimately eliminate blindness worldwide," Joan W. Miller, MD, Harvard Ophthalmology Chair