Meet our Newest Associate Scientist

Smith-Kettlewell is please to welcome Dr. Natela Shanidze to our scientific ranks. We invite you to learn more about her.

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Photo of Natela Shanidze

Participate in a Study

Smith-Kettlewell's research depends on the participation of patients and healthy volunteers of all ages. 

Financial compensation is available.

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and would like to learn more about a project or find out if you are eligible to participate, please contact us at

415-345-2062 or email participate@ski.org

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Experiment in the Lab of Dr. Preeti Verghese


Our mission is to create a unique environment for research on human vision -- basic scientific research to increase the understanding of normal vision in support of vision disorders, clinical research to develop new diagnostic procedures and treatments for visual and other sensory disorders, and engineering research to produce better techniques for aid and rehabilitation of the blind and partially sighted.