NFER is a non-profit organization which encourages research, supports fellowships for young scientists, and sponsors national and international meetings and workshops to find the cause and to develop a non-surgical treatment for cataracts.
To encourage the development of non-surgical treatment for cataracts, the NFER:
- Sponsors national and international meetings, including workshops on cataract research
- Supports travel grants to encourage young scientist to attend lens meeting and begin careers in cataract research
- Acts as a clearinghouse for cataract-related scientific information
- Encourages cataract research by recognizing outstanding researchers and their accomplishments