Vision 2020 was a comprehensive campaign designed to increase the awareness, recognition, and funding for the advancement of ophthalmology services and research at Upstate Medical University (UMU).
Astounding to many people is the fact that UMU is one of the worldwide leaders in the research of blinding conditions. In fact, each of our scientists is internationally recognized and many are on the verge of significant breakthroughs in the war against blindness. The fact that many of the country's leading ophthalmic research institutions are using techniques developed at UMU is a testimony to our innovation.
It was the funds that were generated from the initial fund-raising campaign called Vision 2000 that allowed the CVR to grow and expand into a group of over 40 dedicated vision scientists. Vision 2020 will allow us to continue that growth.