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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

Dr. William Good Delivers the Marshall M. Parks Lecture at AAO 2023

Dr. William (Bill) Good is this year's recipient of the 2023 Parks Lecture Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), cosponsored by the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). On Sunday, November 5, Dr. Good will deliver the Marshall Parks Lecture at the annual meeting of the AAO, one of the Academy's highest honors.

Upcoming Events

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

Monday, April 15th, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The CVIers & Parents Discussion Group will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 15th 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…

Dr. Shrikant Bharadwaj of the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
Dr. Shrikant Bharadwaj of the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

Temporal instabilities in the human eye's auto-focus mechanism: characteristics, source and impact on vision

Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Our eyes are never at rest. Between the microsaccadic eye movements and microfluctuations of the eye's autofocus mechanism (ocular accommodation), our visual system constantly encounters time-varying information even during a supposed "Steady state" fixation epoch. This talk will focus on the temporal instability of the eye's accommodation, as observed under physiological conditions and in a…

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Haydée Gpe. García-Lázaro

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
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Steve Heinen

Senior Scientist
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John Brabyn

Executive Director
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Santani Teng

Associate Scientist
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Natela Shanidze