About Us Who we are Who we are Tasmanian Eye Institute has three core activities - Research, Education and Service. For more than 10 years we have been involved in numerous research projects including international multi-centre clinical trials. One of the most significant global impact research areas has been femtosecond laser in cataract surgery. Our research has been at the forefront in saving the global health economy more than 1 billion dollars! Through education Tasmanian Eye Institute has provided a training pathway for junior doctors seeking a career in ophthalmology with some of our previous research fellows already now qualified. Many of whom have returned to Tasmania to practice as specialists. Tasmanian Eye Institute supervises and supports medical students doing research as part of their medical degree. We service the wider public through our continuing education of local Optometrists, GP’s and the public. Tasmanian Eye Institute actively assists fighting global blindness by donating glasses to areas of need. By buying a pair of glasses you are assisting us in raising funds to achieve this. Our other exciting venture is providing support to Professor Alex Hewitt who is a world leading genetics ophthalmologist based in Hobart. Tasmanian Eye Institute is providing ambassador support through development of a gene therapy centre in Tasmania. This would be the first dedicated ophthalmic gene therapy centre in Australia aiming to solve some of our more serious diseases that lead to irreversible blindness to many children and adults. Donations and corporate supporters will assist us in developing this centre.