Aravind Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) was formally inaugurated in 1983 and since then, several research, teaching and extension programmes are being conducted. The ultimate objective is to uphold and extend the vision of the founder of Aravind Eye Care System, Dr. G. Venkataswamy through research and teaching.

Dr. G. Venkataswamy Eye Research Institute run by AMRF is a progressive ophthalmic research institution that comprises basic research, clinical research, health services research and product development.