Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

The Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology, (ARVO) was founded in 1928 by a small group of ophthalmologists in Washington D.C. The primary purpose was to support research, education, training relating to the science of the eye. Today, ARVO is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland and its membership is well over 11,500 professional individuals world-wide. ARVO supports research and education on 13 scientific sections relating to the eye, including but not limited to, retina cell biology, clinical and epidemiological research, cornea, visual psychophysics & physiological optics. ARVO publishes Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science, conducts symposiums and provides routine news updates on current research.

Address
12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 250, Rockville, MD 20852-1606
E-mail
arvo@arvo.org
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Multifocal contact lenses may reduce vision for night driving

A new study suggests that older adults who wear multifocal contact lenses to correct problems with near vision, a very common condition that increases with age, may have greater difficulty driving at night than their counterparts ...

Nov 03, 2010
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Training eye movement may reduce driver distraction

More than 16 people are killed and more than 1,300 people are injured each day in crashes involving a distracted driver, a phenomenon that could be reduced with the right application of motion information and appropriate ...

Jun 08, 2010
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Beyond sunglasses and baseball caps

A new study reported in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science found that UV-blocking contact lenses can reduce or eliminate the effects of the sun's harmful UV radiation.

Jan 26, 2010
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Are angry women more like men?

"Why is it that men can be bastards and women must wear pearls and smile?" wrote author Lynn Hecht Schafran. The answer, according to an article in the Journal of Vision, may lie in our interpretation of facial expressions.

Dec 04, 2009
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