About Us


Centre for Eye and Vision Research (CEVR)  is a research collaboration between The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Waterloo in Canada under the InnoHK initiative of the HKSAR Government. It is located at the Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, Hong Kong. It is the first global hub performing ground-breaking research in five key areas:

  • Myopia and Eye Growth
  • Ocular Drug Discovery and Delivery
  • Vision enhancement
  • Tear Film and Ocular Surface
  • Advanced Optometric Technology.

The mission of CEVR is to generate technologies to prevent vision loss in the aging population and preserve healthy vision.


Message From CEO and Scientific Director


Professor Ben Thompson

CEO and Scientific Director

CEVR is dedicated to creating synergies between world-leading researchers from PolyU and UW to facilitate related research and development. With the support of the Hong Kong government’s initiative, we are confident of further driving global research collaborations, bringing very significant opportunities to the local I&T sector and nurturing next generation talent, while also helping develop Hong Kong into an international innovation powerhouse.



Message From COO and Deputy Scientific Director

We see limitless potential for how and where our eye-health research and technologies can be deployed so as to better address the needs and challenges of people with vision problems, while enhancing overall vision health. Looking forward, we will continue to leverage the synergies of this international collaboration between PolyU and UW to drive more innovative and advanced research programmes and projects to tackle vision problems in the community.




Professor Chi-ho To

COO and Deputy Scientific Director of CEVR

Contact Us

Unit 901-903, Building 17W

Hong Kong Science Park

Pak Shek Kok, Shatin

Hong Kong


Tel: +852 3169 9631

Email:  info@cevr.hk