National Vision Research Institute

Research Overview

Research Overview

The National Vision Research Institute (NVRI) is dedicated to research aimed at better understanding the complexities of vision and its disorders. Its goals are preventing blindness and restoring sight.

The institute currently investigates two main research themes: (1) visual and electrical stimulation of the retina as part of the development of bionic eyes; (2) the mechanisms that allow the visual cortex to translate raw signals from the visual world into perception. The staff of the institute use a wide range of techniques to make this work possible including single cell recording, multi-electrode recording of whole brain areas, optical imaging of brain function, psychophysics and eye movement recording. The institute collaborates with a wide range of other institutions including Monash University and the University of Queensland.

The Director of the NVRI is a member of the Department of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Melbourne.

Please visit the Institute's website for further information.



Research Projects

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Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Mental Health

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Lab Director Professor Michael Ibbotson

Department / Centre

Optometry and Vision Sciences

Unit / Centre

Learning and Teaching Laboratory Visual Functions Laboratory Longitudinal investigation of neurovascular dysregulation and capillary angiopathy in young people with diabetes Optological Laboratory National Vision Research Institute Eye Movement Laboratory

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