The ACO is dedicated to improving eye health outcomes of communities through research conducted by the National Vision Research Institute (NVRI).

Over 50 years, the NVRI has held a unique space within the Australian research landscape. This journey will continue as it shifts direction from basic and neuroscience research to prioritise and expand capacity for clinical, public health and translational research.

Our research

The NVRI is focused on prioritising and expanding capacities for optometry-focused clinical, public health and translational research. This renewed focus on ‘bench to bedside’ research aims to achieve wider public health impacts.

Caring for older eyes
Caring for older eyes

Caring for older eyes

Caring for younger eyes

Seeing in 3D

Proudly supported by Lions Victoria, the NVRI also has strong links with The University of Melbourne.

Our partners

University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne administers NVRI applications for government research grants and appoints senior research staff of the NVRI to concurrent academic positions. The NVRI enjoys close working relationships with the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences.

Lions International

Lions International has supported the NVRI from its earliest years. It has established the Lions Vision Research Fund for the exclusive benefit of the NVRI and the Lions Vision Foundation has provided generous support to the NVRI over many years.

NVRI supporters


Trusts, foundations & bequests

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