Established in 1991, the Vision of Children (VOC) Foundation’s mission is to cure hereditary childhood blindness and vision disorders, and to improve the quality of life of visually impaired individuals and their families.
More than 850,000 children in the United States suffer from visual impairments. VOC is the only international, non-profit foundation that funds genetic vision research and facilitates communication between families, educators, healthcare professionals and researchers who care for these children. Currently, VOC supports 23 researchers at 12 institutions worldwide.
With human gene therapy trials underway and initial results that are positive, the promise of a cure literally is within sight. Now more than ever, the Vision of Children Foundation remains fully committed to enabling thousands of children to see and participate in the world around them.
For more information about The Vision of Children Foundation, visit their website at http://www.visionofchildren.org.