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