About The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation

Established by Thomas Heed in 1945, the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation has provided over 11 million dollars in funding and awarded over 1,100 fellowships to assist young men and women in pursuing postgraduate studies in ophthalmology. The appointed individuals receive a Merit Award of $10,000 and are recognized as Heed Fellows.

The Heed Foundation promotes this advancement by providing postgraduate fellowship support to outstanding ophthalmologists who will pursue academic careers in ophthalmic patient care, education, and research.