VER: Vision, Eye, Research
Since the end of 2008, Fundació VER has formed part of Institut Comtal d’Oftalmologia. VER (verb ‘to SEE’ in Spanish), the fundamental function of the eye and the objective of all the efforts of an ophthalmic institution like our own, is formed from the initials of the following words in English: Vision, Eye and Research.
The name of the foundation brings together all three languages used in the scientific and medical media around us, Catalan, Spanish and English, in a process of transforming our bilingual society into a trilingual phenomenon. Fundació VER is the branch of Institut Comtal d’Oftalmologia established to undertake all projects associated with the study, research, development and application of techniques and scientific advances in the fields of Science, Biology, Health Science and especially everything relating to Ocular Pathology. It is also committed to the publication and dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge, applications and advances and to developing and supporting academic teaching and training particularly relating to the field of medicine, optics and nursing. However, as an advanced medical organisation, Institut Comtal d’Oftalmologia also plays a supporting role in providing ophthalmology services in developing countries, through the foundation, by collaborating with other non-governmental aid organisations.