LVPEI and CORE Sign Partnership Agreement for Vision Science and Therapeutic Development


L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) and the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo have entered into a strategic partnership to advance vision science research and therapeutic development, as well as to enhance eye care delivery on a global scale.

Structured as a memorandum of understanding, the agreement leverages the respective strengths of the two world-leading eye care and research institutions, aiming to foster a dynamic exchange of knowledge, resources, and technology. Dr. Amit Mathur, strategic global partnerships and digital innovation advisor to LVPEI and a University of Waterloo alumnus, initiated the collaboration.

Key focus areas include:

  • Joint research initiatives, encompassing collaborative research projects focused on cutting-edge solutions in vision science and eye health.
  • Therapeutic development, expediting the creation of new interventions to address some of the most challenging eye conditions affecting people worldwide.
  • Knowledge exchange and capacity building, facilitating cross-institutional sharing through joint seminars, workshops, and exchange programs for researchers and clinicians.
  • Innovation in eye care, exploring novel approaches to delivery mechanisms while harnessing the latest technology and research to improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Prashant Garg, executive chair at LVPEI, said, "Our agreement with CORE represents a significant milestone in the quest to push the boundaries of vision science and eye care. By combining our strengths, we are setting the stage for breakthroughs that could transform the landscape of eye health globally."

Dr. Prashant Garg, Executive Chair, LVPEI

Professor Lyndon Jones, director of CORE, added, "LVPEI is renowned for its dedication to excellence in eye care and research. Together, we are committed to unlocking new possibilities in vision science and therapeutic development for the benefit of patients worldwide."

Professor Lyndon Jones, Director, CORE

The memorandum of understanding was signed by LVPEI and CORE in late April, and both organizations are now establishing the joint operating models for the partnership.