The Vision Research ROPARD Foundation is a merger of two established eye research 501(c)3 philanthropic organizations. ROPARD was established to provide informational and other services to families as well as to support original research for pediatric retinal problems. The Vision Research Foundation was established to accomplish similar goals for adult retinal conditions.
This amalgamation allows us to reduce the cost of administration and maximize the benefit for funds donated for retinal research. Funds will be used only for the pediatric or adult purpose for which they are donated.
We believe that the merger of these two philanthropic organizations will lead to a new level of patient information and to funding clinically relevant research which will bring “hope for vision” for children and adults and their families.
The Mission of the Vision Research ROPARD Foundation is to support research, programs and services designed to prevent, treat and/or provide adaptive resources to patients of all ages affected by vision threatening retinal disease and their family members. We carry out this mission through clinically relevant research, educational programs for patients, family members and general public, physician educational programs, and community support programs; such as, the Children’s Low Vision Resource Center.
The new website incorporates the best features of both the ROPARD and Vision Research Foundation websites, providing useful up-to-date information for patients and families relating to pediatric and adult retinal diseases.