After an accomplished career in vision research, Leonard (Larry) Hjelmeland retired from active academic practice. Larry leaves a huge academic legacy. He was a dedicated mentor to junior scientists and a devotee of UC Davis and the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science. The Eye Center seeks to honor his legacy through a named, endowed fund for basic science research in ophthalmology. Our goal is to raise $250,000 for the research fund that will honor Larry and Mary Kay Hjelmeland. Once established, the fund will be used to support basic science research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science.