Hai Yen Eye Care, a research collaborator of the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI), has achieved a nationwide first by opening a research centre in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The Hai Yen Vision Research Institute, a research arm in the private ophthalmology sector, is the first of its kind in Vietnam. Currently myopia affects over a quarter of the world’s population, with numbers affected continuing to grow. The collaboration between BHVI and Hai Yen Eye Care reaffirms BHVI’s commitment to increase its global reach in the area of myopia management.
“BHVI has been a significant collaborator and contributor to our research, and the role they have played in helping us develop our research teams cannot be overstated,” said Professor Tran Hai Yen, president of Hai Yen Vision Research and Training and co-founder and CEO of Hai Yen Eye Care.
Yvette Waddell, CEO of BHVI, added: “As a group, we have a very close connection with Vietnam and specifically Hai Yen Eye Care. The opening of this research arm represents an extension of our reach. Myopia is the fastest growing vision impairment facing the world today and we know the growth is particularly rapid in South East Asia, including in Vietnam. Further research, collaboration and training of professionals is essential, and we are proud of our world-renowned reputation in this space.”
Topic: Optical News