Envision Partners with BRAVO VICTOR

August 02, 2023
Wichita, Kan. (Jan. 24, 2023) – Envision, one of the nation’s largest employers of and service providers for people who are blind or visually impaired, has announced a partnership with BRAVO VICTOR, an international research organization headquartered in London and Washington, D.C. BRAVO VICTOR’s mission is to accelerate research and explore innovations to prevent, reduce or reverse visual impairment and related conditions and disabilities in order to help veterans and other people to live well with these impairments. The Envision Research Institute, a division of Envision, also believes that through applied research, removing functional barriers for people with blindness or low vision is possible. This partnership will allow Envision to expand its research to a global scale.   

“We are very excited about this new partnership with BRAVO VICTOR. Their track record on research and innovation, as well as the work they have done to help veterans, is a great fit with the work we have been doing at the Gigi & Carl Allen Envision Research Institute,” said Michael Monteferrante, President and CEO of Envision. 

While major strides have been made in the scientific understanding of vision loss and rehabilitation, there is more work to do. The Envision Research Institute and BRAVO VICTOR are perfectly positioned to further this understanding and conduct meaningful research that can positively impact lives. Visual impairment can have a profound impact on a person’s ability to function in daily life, with impairment ranging from mild to severe, including total blindness. Age-related diseases can cause vision loss later in life, leading to decreased independence, isolation and depression. Premature birth, genetics and trauma can affect vision in young children, presenting a lifetime of barriers to education and assimilation in the community.

Today, because of technological and medical advances, the birth survival rate is increasing, and the adult lifespan has been lengthened. Progress on both fronts means that the number of people with blindness or vision loss is increasing—and will continue to do so. There’s never been a more urgent need for low vision advancement, education and awareness.

“The partnership between BRAVO VICTOR and Envision is important,” stated Prof. Renata Gomes, Chief Scientific Officer of BRAVO VICTOR. “It is clear to me that the combined strengths, knowledge and expertise of the two teams gives us the opportunity to augment and amplify our combined research work internationally and to make great strides in our mission to seek better outcomes for those living with sight loss”

About BRAVO VICTOR: BRAVO VICTOR is an international scientific research organization with offices in the United States of America and the United Kingdom, which works through research and evidence, towards our desired vision of Victory Over Blindness. Our mission is to accelerate research and explore innovations to prevent, reduce or reverse visual impairment and related conditions and disabilities, and to help veterans and other people to live well with these impairments. This is achieved through the advancement of health and social care for the public benefit, in particular, but not limited to the promotion, support, conduct and distribution of national and international research for practical application. For more information, visit https://www.bravovictor.org. 

Media Contact: Tony Piedade, Head of Communications, BRAVO VICTOR.
Office: +44(0)7974667573  | Email: tony.piedade@bravovictor.org
About Envision: Envision promotes advocacy and independence for people who are blind or have low vision. Founded in 1933, Envision is one of the largest employers of individuals with vision loss in the nation. Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Envision’s mission is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research. For more information, visit www.envisionus.com.

Media Contact: Holly Herring, Marketing Manager, Envision, Inc.
Office: 316-440-1531 | Email: media@envisionus.com

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