As the research education arm of the Henry Ford Department of Ophthalmology, The Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO) is committed to assisting and educating the visually impaired, helping them to maintain independence and dignity, while learning how to live a satisfying and productive life in a sighted world. The DIO is also a world leader in facilitating collaborative research related to the Eye.
*Facilitates 5 support groups for visually impaired & blind
*Within the DIO building is a store with a wide variety of low vision aids for purchase.
*Two international world congresses – held biennially, The Eye and The Chip; The Eye, The Brain and the Auto.
*DIO holds an annual fundraising event, Eyes On Design at the Ford House on Father’s Day.