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Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Deadline is June 15, 2024

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Unparalleled access to world-class mentorship in the heart of San Francisco


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Our Mission

Our mission is to create a unique environment for research on human vision  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.

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Latest News

Exciting Research on Vision Presented at ARVO 2024 Conference

Researchers from the Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute are set to unveil their newest findings at the upcoming Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on May 5th through the 9th. Their presentations promise to shed new light on various aspects of vision impairment and treatment.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Sarika Gopalakrishnan PhD, FAAO Post-doctoral Research Fellow Envision Research Institute
Dr. Sarika Gopalakrishnan PhD, FAAO Post-doctoral Research Fellow Envision Research Institute

The Role of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies in low vision rehabilitation

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Visual impairment refers to a condition where a person's eyesight cannot be improved with medical treatment. Such individuals face difficulties in performing daily living activities independently and require assistance from others. They need help in performing tasks that they cannot execute due to low vision or blindness. Virtual reality (VR) technology can be used to understand the visual…

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CVIers Discussion Group for Parents and Children with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI)

Monday, June 3rd, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The CVIers & Parents Discussion Group will hold its next meeting on Monday, June 3rd from 12:00 p.m to 1.30pm. PST. Click here to check time in your time zone. The meeting is a place where families, educators, researchers, and clinicians can meet in a virtual environment to connect and learn from one another. Adult CVIers welcome to share their journey with Parents and Children CVIers. Educators…

Meet Our People

Arvind Chandna

Arvind Chandna

Senior Scientist (Clinical)
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Preeti Verghese

Senior Scientist
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Steve Heinen

Senior Scientist
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John Brabyn

Executive Director
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James Coughlan

Senior Scientist
Director: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center