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Research and innovation

Blind veteran veteran Fred using a tablet, while sitting on a sofa with a Blind Veterans UK staff member

Blind Veterans UK has always been known for its pioneering spirit. Our founder, Sir Arthur Pearson, was clear that our charity should make a difference, both for blind veterans today and for humanity tomorrow.

In 2017, we set up a research and innovation department to focus on these activities.

The success and growth of our research programme has now led us to set this department up as an independent, sister charity within the Blind Veterans UK group.

This new research and innovation charity is called BRAVO VICTOR. It conducts research with, and on behalf of, our blind veterans, as well as international veteran communities and organisations across the sight loss sector.

BRAVO VICTOR aims to build a better understanding of the underlying causes and risk factors associated with sight loss, as well as associated disabilities and health issues, and find solutions to the problems and barriers of living with visual impairment.

Learn more about their work or get involved in their research.

"Blind veterans have given so much to society during times of conflict. The discoveries made in a clinical research facility will ensure that our veterans will continue to support society during times of peace."
Professor Russell Foster CBE, FRSB, FMedSci
FRS University of Oxford

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