About the Institute


The Save Sight Building, Macquarie Street

The Save Sight Institute & Discipline of Ophthalmology at their present site in Macquarie St

Originally established as a Foundation of the University of Sydney in 1985, The Save Sight Institute became a complying centre of the University following an organisational review in 2010. The Institute functions as a not-for-profit organisation working closely with the Sydney Eye Hospital, other stakeholders and the community to save sight. The Save Sight Institute is part of the Sydney Medical School and incorporates the University of Sydney’s Discipline of Clinical Ophthalmology.

In 2010 following an organisational review at the University, SSI became a complying centre of the University. In the same organisational restructure the Save Sight Foundation was established with the charter of overseeing the finances of SSI and donations for vision research conducted at SSI.

The Institute is active in three broad areas - research, teaching and clinical services.