Since its foundation, the NVRI has been at the forefront of vision research and has honed a set of skills unique within the Australian research landscape. As an expert on the international stage, the NVRI continues to further understanding of vision through basic, clinical and translational vision research programs, while Alumni across the world reach new heights within the research sector.

The NVRI’s spirit of collaboration has been a cornerstone of its success and it has been fortunate to cross paths and partner with scientists, research organisations, industry, and universities of the highest calibre. This page showcases just some of our stories and achievements over the last 50 years.

An Interview with Don Mitchell – the first NVRI director

Using funds provided by the Victorian Government and generous ongoing support from Lions International, the NVRI appointed its first full time Director in 1978. Dr Donald E Mitchell joined the NVRI having qualified in optometry at the University of Melbourne and having trained in research at the University of California, the University of Cambridge and Dalhousie University.

14 June 2022
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