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  1. Spotlight on members: 5 members in 5

    Spotlight on members Five members in five minutes Boost your research with social media advice from ARVO members  Laura Downie, BOptom, PhD, FAAO Lecturer and NHMRC TRIP Fellow Department of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Melbourne @DrLauraDownie “Social media has emerged as a valuable tool for researchers to disseminate their research, build their collaborative networks and demonstrate research impact beyond the academic sphere. In my experience, Twitter has been an effect

  2. OCT paper

    A peer-reviewed publication finds that vision research pays for itself

  3. Trending topics: March for Science

    Trending topics Science marches on across the globe Job descriptions for researchers haven’t changed too much over the decades. Successful scientists are those who are versed in current literature and techniques, have strong publication records and have proven their ability to solve complex problems. But events in the past several years suggest that researchers need to present a new facet to be successful — a willingness to stand up for science. This year on Earth Day, April 22, scientists ar

  4. Advocacy Resources

    Advocacy Resources Outreach Toolkits Organize an event at your institution or in your local community using these Outreach Toolkits: Capitol Hill Day Patient Engagement Day Science Event Diversity Recruitment Animal Research (members only) Impact of OCT International Advocacy Toolkits The policymaking process varies greatly between countries, but with the right tools and preparation, ARVO members in any country can influence with key stakeholders to advocate for the advancement and

  5. Illusions

    Illusions Below are free to use, class-friendly printouts that provide an optical illusion and an explanation of their behavior. These were originally distributed by ARVO at the USA Science and Engineering Festival.   Blind spot How do you test for blindspots? Close your left eye and stare at the cross mark on the other side of this page with your right eye. Off to the right you should be able to see the spot. Don’t look directly at it; just notice that it is there, off to the right. I

  6. Outreach Events

    Science Communication Training Fellowship Outreach Events As a requirement of the program, Fellows conceive, program, and facilitate an outreach event or activity that engages a public audience in vision research and science. Below are examples of outreach events from past cohorts.  2018 2017    

  7. 2017

    Krista Kelly, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Retina Foundation of the Southwest USA Krista's research focuses on assessing daily activities such as reading and fine motor skills in pre-school and school-age children with amblyopia. For her outreach event, she spoke with educators of young children at the Highland Park Methodist Church Day School to make them aware of what amblyopia is, how it can be detected and treated, and how it affects a child’s daily life. She described hidden signs of vision

  8. Advocacy Events

      Emerging Vision Scientists (EVS) Capitol Hill Research Exhibition/Education Days - September 18 and 19, 2019 ARVO attended the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR)'s Emerging Vision Scientists (EVS) Capitol Hill Research Exhibition/Education Days, which spanned various activities focused on the benefits of federal funding in eye and vision research. AEVR's International AMD Awareness Week 2019 Congressional Briefing entitled, New Stem Cell-Based Therapies for Age-Related Macular Deg

  9. Congressional briefing

    A Congressional briefing in Washington, D.C. highlighted how vision research pays for itself