Innovative Science

Innovative Science

We hear hope firsthand from scientists about their progress toward innovative tools and technologies, which provide earlier and more accurate diagnoses and treatments.

Promising Scientists

We see hope in the eyes of the young, promising scientists who each year have their research ideas and "what-ifs" accelerated through our Fast Track programs and fellowship awards.

Trusted Resources

Trusted Resources

We find hope in the notes we receive from those who say that BrightFocus gave them clear, trusted information to better understand and manage their health.

A blurry image on a man as seen by someone with visual impairment and a photo of a women holding a photo of her mother who has Alzheimer's
Images from BrightFocus public service announcements on saving mind and sight.

Saving mind and sight through innovative research

As we tackle many of science’s most complex and unanswered questions, we are guided by a deep, abiding belief: research equals hope.

Learn more about Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.


Don't miss out.
Receive research updates, inspiring stories, and expert advice
Please enter your first name.
Please enter your last name.
Keep me informed about: *
Please select at least one.
You must select at least one disease category.

Your gift will fund research to save mind and sight for millions around the world. Donate Now

Recent Updates

Recent Updates

  • Johns Hopkins Researcher Wins Prestigious Helen Keller Prize

    Johns Hopkins University’s Sheila West, Ph.D., Pharm.D., a world-renowned expert on environmental factors and disparities causing blindness, was this month awarded the 2020 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research. The Prize, presented by BrightFocus Foundation and the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education, honors scientific discovery and excellence and is chosen by an independent awards committee. The award was delayed by one year because of the pandemic.

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021
  • BrightFocus Foundation Announces Major Vision Research Awards

    May 3, 2021—BrightFocus Foundation, a leading private funder of scientific research on diseases of mind and sight, today announced its 2021 named awards for macular degeneration and glaucoma research at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

    Monday, May 3, 2021