About Us

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Established in 1955, the Foundation for Education and Research in Vision (FERV) is the official fundraising arm of the University of Houston College of Optometry. FERV works with alumni, friends and donors to establish and grow scholarships for optometry students enrolled in our professional program to help lessen their financial burden.

FERV enhances research and equipment innovation through financial support thanks to the generosity of our partners and donors. FERV is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients and accomplishes its mission by providing vital funds to fund critical initiatives, directly impacting students, professional and graduate education, patient care, community service and vision research.

FERV’s mission is the advancement of the University of Houston College of Optometry.