EyesOn Design was founded in 1987 with the support of the automotive industry as a classic vehicle exhibition judged exclusively by automotive designers. Today, we celebrate design with an ever-increasing group of designers, collectors, manufacturers, suppliers, and enthusiasts.
EyesOn Design events support the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), the research arm of Henry Ford Health. The DIO organizes eye research congresses that bring together competing researchers to share their findings, critique each other’s work, and go home with new approaches.
The Eye and The Chip, organized with Harvard Medical School, encourages collaboration between efforts to provide artificial vision to many people who are now blind.
The Eye, The Brain, and The Auto improves our understanding of the relationship between vision and the safe operation of vehicles, in an attempt to reduce fatalities.
In addition this groundbreaking research, the DIO assists and educates the visually impaired of southeastern Michigan, helping them to maintain independence and dignity, while learning how to live a satisfying and productive life in a sighted world.