FACTS ABOUT EYE BONDS

THE FASTER TREATMENTS AND CURES FOR EYE DISEASES ACT

4 Million Adults

In the United States and almost half-a-million children are blind or have severely impaired vision.

The Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act is a federal bill that would create a pilot program to facilitate funding by private investors for translational research and advance treatments and cures for blindness and severe vision impairment.

Eye Bonds, a key part of the bipartisan legislation, would finance packages of loans to projects at small labs, universities, and other centers that right now can’t secure needed funding.

$1 Billion in New Research

Organizations advocating for vision research support this new approach to facilitating private financing to accelerate development of treatments and cures for people with vision-robbing diseases

N.A.E.V.R. Logo. National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
Foundation Fighting Blindness Logo
Blinded Veterans Association Logo
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Contact your Congressperson to voice support for The Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act.  

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ex: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20500

Low Cost, if Any to the United States Government

 

CBO will likely score the cost of this pilot program as very low because repayment under the program goes first to reduce the taxpayers’ guarantee before any funds are paid out to private investors.

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