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  1. Statement for the Use of Animals in Ophthalmic and Vision Research

    Statement for the Use of Animals in Ophthalmic and Vision Research Introduction Guidelines for the design of experiments Guidelines for the conduct of experiments Factors that relate specifically to the conduct of vision and ophthalmology experiments Investigators outside the United States Animal use guidelines Alternatives to animal research Animal use resources Organizations that promote proper and ethical use of laboratory animals Introduction Research in vision and ophthalmology i

  2. 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

  3. 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. If i

  4. Press policy

    Press policy General information Press credentials are granted to individuals who are on assignment for, or employees of, a media outlet appropriate to the coverage of eye and vision research news. Members of the press credentialed to cover the ARVO Annual Meeting have access to ARVO's press room and receive complimentary meeting registration. All requests for press credentials are subject to the approval and discretion of Julene Joy, Assistant Director of Communications & Digital Strategy.

  5. Anti-harassment policy

    ARVO Anti-harassment policy The members of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) constitute a community of researchers dedicated to advancing research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating, and curing its disorders. While freedom of inquiry is at the heart of this enterprise, such freedom carries with it the responsibility of professional conduct. ARVO members, non-member participants and invited guests are entitled to a harassment-

  6. Congressional briefing

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

  7. 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