ARVO 2024 Seattle tips — Unique neighborhoods

You will quickly learn that when you ask someone where something is located in Seattle they will often answer with the name of the neighborhood. Each has its own personality and quirks, and many are worth a visit.

ARVO 2024 Seattle tips — Restaurants with beautiful views; near notabe places

Seattle is known for its amazing mountain and water views, and it’s not hard to find a local eatery with a pretty view. Here are some locales with truly special views, and also a few that are just near some interesting fun sights.

ARVO 2024 Seattle tips — Arts & Culture: Nerd culture

Seattle is considered a tech hub and, if we are to believe stereotypes, the high density of computer experts means that it is also home to a high density of nerds. Regardless of the cause, we have the infrastructure here to support this dense population.

ARVO 2024 Seattle tips — Land of the hops: Local brewery scene

With more than 77% of hops in the United States grown just to the east in the Yakima Valley of Washington state, it’s no surprise that there is a robust and thriving brewery culture in Seattle. Discover some popular options where you can enjoy cheap drinks with friends downtown or in nearby neighborhoods.

ARVO 2024 Seattle tips — Grand Attractions: Pike Place Market and Seattle Waterfront

If you can only step away from ARVO 2024 for one activity, make a visit to Pike Place Market — it has something for everyone! If you have a little more time on your hands, the nearby Seattle Waterfront has exciting attractions as well. Here are some suggestions of various sites and sounds in these locations you may enjoy exploring.

ARVO 2024 Seattle tips — Arts & Culture: Mugs & Steins

Coffee culture is a major part of life in the Pacific Northwest and Seattle is famously the home of Starbucks. The city is also known for its local beer scene with over 60 craft breweries. Check out some great locales to visit for your beverage of choice.

ARVO 2024 Seattle tips — Where to eat at/near Pike Place Market and Seattle Center

Nearly everyone who visits Seattle stops by the iconic Pike Place Market and/or the Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle. Discover some of the best places to grab a bite nearby while making your sightseeing rounds of these must-see attractions.

ARVO 2024 Seattle tips — Enjoy the natural beauty of Seattle’s parks

Luckily weather in May in Seattle is typically relatively mild with highs in the upper 60s and 70s (Fahrenheit), perfect for taking a stroll through one of the many beautiful publicly accessible and free parks in the city.

ARVO 2024 Seattle tips — Where to eat near the Seattle Convention Center

Deciding where to eat in Seattle can be a bit daunting because there are so many great options. Take a look at some of these recommendations that are within just a 10-minute walk of the Seattle Convention Center (home for ARVO 2024).

ARVO 2024 Seattle tips — Downtown on a budget

May in Seattle is a great time of year to visit, particularly if you are on a budget! The weather is typically amenable to walking or taking inexpensive public transportation, and there are tons of low-cost hidden gems to enjoy (many luckily very close to the Convention Center) while visiting the Emerald City.

ARVO 2024 Seattle tips — Grand Attractions: When it rains

Seattle is home to great attractions large and small, and even when it rains there is no shortage of things to do and see. Here are some spots to catch amazing views, get out on the water, experience local nature and take in the best of urban life.

ARVO 2024 Seattle tips — Arts & Culture: The grungy side of Seattle

Seattle has been the birthplace of several well-known bands over the years, and perhaps is most famously known now as the place where grunge began. This post is geared towards the musically oriented who are looking for local music venues to unwind while attending ARVO 2024.

Celebrating Black History in ophthalmology

February is Black History Month. Join us in remembering some of the pioneers in the eye and vision science field. 

Nurturing your mental well-being: ARVO members' words of wisom

Hear from four ARVO members about the importance of mental health awareness and their insights on caring for oneself.

Nurturing your mental well-being: Part 2

For Part 2 of our mental health series, we share tips and techniques on how to handle imposter syndrome and interpersonal relationships.

Nurturing your mental well-being: Part 1

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. This month in ARVOBlog, we share some tips, resources and insights on taking care of your mental health.

Social media checklist

Social media can be an effective communication tool for scientists to engage with the public about their research. Take advantage of these useful tips and resources to get you started on your social media journey today.

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: Pride in Eye and Vision Science

June is Pride Month — a time when many countries celebrate and honor the LGBTQ+ community. This month in ARVOBlog, we share some tips and resources on how to create an inclusive and supportive environment in your organization, as well as safe space communities available for LGBTQ+ researchers.

ARVO 2023 New Orleans tips — Art and Culture

New Orleans is a city that is full of life, flavor and culture, and they all come together to create an experience that is truly unique. Check out these attractions that may appeal to your inner artist.

ARVO 2023 New Orleans tips — Dining

If you are a foodie, there's no better place to be than New Orleans! Here are some top-rated dining options to check out during your visit.

ARVO 2023 New Orleans tips — NOLA nightlife

Here are some of the best places to unwind in to New Orleans after a long day.

ARVO 2023 New Orleans tips — NOLA on a budget

Find out how to make the most of your trip to New Orleans while keeping costs under control.

ARVO 2023 New Orleans tips — Grand attractions

The ARVO Annual Meeting will be held this year in the vibrant city of New Orleans. If this is your first time visiting, or even if you are a seasoned veteran, check out these helpful, insider tips on must-see attractions in the first installation of this 5-part series about our host city.

The Importance of Patient and Public Involvement in Research

Learn about the significant impacts made when patients, the public and other stakeholders collaborate in research. 

Transforming Lives by Saving Sight

Many nonprofit organizations around the world are dedicated to changing the lives of those affected by vision impairment and loss. ARVO's new Eye and Vision Philanthropies series turns the spotlight on volunteers from the eye and vision community who contribute their time to save sight one person at a time. In this first installation, we learn about some of the notable accomplishments and patient stories of the Haiti Eye Mission.

Annual Meeting - Networking

ARVO holds a host of events throughout the Annual Meeting to bring attendees together and connect. In the final installation of this 5-part blog series, get details and tips on how you can make the most of networking at the Meeting. 

ARVO 2022 - Denver on a Budget

Attending the 2022 Annual Meeting in Denver and looking for some cheap eats, travel tips, and fun spots to check out? Here are some suggestions from local bloggers.

Annual Meeting - Social Events

Social events are definitely worth attending as a first timer to the Annual Meeting. In part 4 of this 5-part blog series, get details on events hosted by the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research and how you can attend. 

The Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall at the Annual Meeting is a fantastic way to meet a diverse range of people involved in vision research. In part 3 of this 5-part blog series for first timers, get great tips on networking and forming rewarding connections while discovering new ways to advance your research.

Posters and presentations

Presenting a paper or poster for the first time at this year's Annual Meeting? In the second installation of this 5-part series for first timers, check out these useful tips on how to prepare for a successful presentation.

Welcome to your first ARVO Annual Meeting

Will you be a newbie at this year's ARVO Annual Meeting? In the first installation of this 5-part series, check out these helpful tips on what to expect and how to get the most out of your first Annual Meeting.

Data Science in TVST

By Marco Zarbin (Editor-In-Chief); Aaron Lee (Associate Editor); Pearse Keane (Associate Editor); Michael Chiang (Associate Editor emeritus)

IOVS - The flagship journal

Learn more about ARVO's Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS) journal and its evolution during its 50+ year history.

Interview with 2019–2020 ARVO President Daniel Stamer

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO takes a look back at his term as ARVO president, reflecting on the challenges he faced and his major initiatives.

ARVO's Journal of Vison (JOV)

Learn more about ARVO's Journal of Vision and its contributions to the study of functional vision.

Online Presentation Tips

Working on your research video presentation and in need of advice? Read these useful tips offered by fellow presenters on best practices that can help you make a great online presentation. 

e-Paper Clinic

How do you make a great e-presentation? Learn from these tips on how to turn your planned paper presentation of your research into an impactful video-recorded version. 

Poster Clinic, Part IV

The final leg of this series guides you step-by-step through simplifying a poster design and provides extra resources to consult for additional design tips.

Poster Clinic, Part III

For the third part of the Poster Clinic, delve into the details of crafting your design. Examples of past posters by the author are included for inspiration.

Poster Clinic, Parts I & II

In the first half of this 4-part series, learn about the importance of good poster design and how to effectively communicate your research to your target audience.

NEI and Vision Awareness Month

By Kristina Beaugh, director of the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) at NEI

2020 Vision for the Future

By NEI Acting Director Santa J. Tumminia, PhD

Translational Research and ARVO's TVST Journal

By Marco Zarbin, MD, PhD, FARVO