Message From CEO


Prof. Ben Thompson 
Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director of CEVR

Globally, more than two billion people have vision impairment. In at least one billion – or approximately half – of these cases, vision impairment could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed. With its mission to generate technologies to prevent vision loss in the aging global population and preserve healthy vision, CEVR is dedicated to creating synergies between world-leading researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Waterloo to advance vision health innovation. With the support of the Hong Kong government’s InnoHK initiative, we are driving global research collaborations, bringing new opportunities to the local I&T sector, and nurturing the next generation of talent, while also helping to develop Hong Kong into an international innovation powerhouse.