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 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.
Our 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 across the sight loss sector.
BRAVO VICTOR has the goals to build a better understanding of the underlying causes and risk factors associated with sight loss, as well as associated disabilities and health issues, to find solutions to tackle problems and barriers facing anyone living with visual impairment.
"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