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Vision Center of Excellence

The Vision Center of Excellence leads and advocates for programs and initiatives with the following three inter-related goals: to improve vision health, optimize readiness, and enhance quality of life for Service members and Veterans.

By working to improve vision health, optimizing readiness and enhancing quality of life for Service members and Veterans, VCE promotes collaboration, facilitates integration and serves as an advocate for vision across the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs health care systems. Further collaborative efforts with other federal health care organizations, academia and private sector organizations allow VCE to enhance development of VCE program priorities for research and quality care initiatives. Learn More About VCE

What We Do

VCE maximizes the potential for effective prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and disorders of the visual system through its collaborative efforts and helps facilitate the identification of research capabilities within and between DOD and VA.

For Providers

VCE provides information, resources and continuing education training on eye injury prevention and responses to concerns specifically tailored to health care professionals. 

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For Service Members

There are many resources available to service members. VCE offers an organized and comprehensive list of resources including DOD, VA, state and other national resources.

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For Families & Beneficiaries

VCE can help family members find answers to your questions about eye injury prevention and response. Through partnerships with the DOD, VA, and a national network of military and civilian agencies, community leaders, advocacy groups, clinical experts, and academic institutions, VCE provides resources to help you with your concerns.

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Vision Research

VCE continually strives to improve the recognition and management of ocular injuries and vision-threatening conditions across military and veteran populations. Such efforts supporting improved care and coordination of care are essential for maintaining the visual performance of U.S. Service Members and Veterans.

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Last Updated: April 28, 2022
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