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The mission of UC Irvine's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology at UC Irvine's School of Medicine is to develop innovative technologies, clinical solutions and educational programs that enhance visual health and performance for people in Orange County, the nation and the world.

This mission will be accomplished in cooperation with medical professionals, industry and our community by:

  • Giving patients the most advanced medical and surgical eye care
  • Educating the finest ophthalmologists and researchers in the nation
  • Pushing the boundaries of eye care research in collaboration with the medical industry and the community.