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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.

SKERI Mourns the Passing of Bill Gerrey

Smith-Kettlewell mourns the loss of Bill Gerrey, who was for decades one of SKERI's leading scientists and engineers, much loved by everyone at the Institute.

Upcoming Events

Adrien Chopin, Postdoctoral Researcher Ph.D.
Adrien Chopin, Postdoctoral Researcher Ph.D.

Unraveling Binocular Rivalry Dynamics for Amblyopia Detection: From Pilot Study to R21 Proposal

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Unilateral amblyopia, a leading cause of childhood vision loss, demands early intervention for optimal treatment outcomes. Unfortunately, accurate screening tools specifically designed for preschoolers remain elusive. This talk explores the potential of binocular rivalry dynamics as a novel biomarker for amblyopia detection, bridging the gap between a promising pilot study and a future R21…
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Emily Cooper, Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley School of Optometry
Emily Cooper, Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley School of Optometry

A real-world visual illusion

Thursday, February 29th, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

I will describe our research into a surprising visual illusion in which humans misperceive the shape of a highly familiar object in a highly familiar context: their own mobile phone while they hold it in their hand. Unlike many other illusions that rely on controlling visual information, this shape illusion is robust in fully natural conditions, and it requires only that one eye’s retinal image is…

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Meet Our People

Haydée GL

Haydée Gpe. García-Lázaro

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Natela Shanidze

Natela Shanidze

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James Coughlan

Senior Scientist
Director: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center
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John Brabyn

Executive Director
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Santani Teng

Associate Scientist