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Dedicated to promoting
research and awareness
into the causes of eye disease
since 1953

Welcome to Australian Vision Research

The Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia trading as Australian Vision Research is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting research and awareness into the causes of eye disease and the prevention of blindness.

The organisation has distributed millions of dollars for the last 70 years, to fund research that has changed practice and advanced basic knowledge.

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Our History

Australia Vision Research began its journey as the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia in 1953 when a group of enterprising ophthalmologists got together with the purpose of creating an organisation to encourage and give financial support to research into the causes of diseases of the eye.

One of the Australian Vision Research founders and benefactors was Dame Ida Mann, DBE. She diagnosed a trachoma epidemic amongst indigenous people in the Kimberleys and travelled extensively in Western Australia in order to examine and treat indigenous people. Read more

Latest News

Annual General Meeting 2022 Recap

Annual General Meeting 2022 Recap

Australian Vision Research (AVR) held its annual general meeting at the RANZCO conference in Brisbane on 29 October 2022. Here is a summary of our key discussion points: Members elected Dr Matthew Simunovic and re-elected A/Prof Samantha Fraser-Bell and Dr Jennifer...

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Research Highlights

Australian Vision Research thanks the following supporters

RANZCO
Perth Eye Foundation
ANZEF
ANZSRS

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