The National Eye Institute mission is to “conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.”
Vision research is supported by the NEI through approximately 1600 research grants and training awards. The NEI also conducts laboratory and patient-oriented research at its own facilities located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
Phone: (301) 496-5248—English and Spanish
Address: National Eye Institute
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510