Mission

The threefold mission of the Visual Performance Institute (VPI) is to:

  • Investigate and apply the science of vision performance
  • Improve the vision performance and visual welfare of the public
  • Apply the latest knowledge about vision performance to product development and support and clinical care

Areas of Expertise

The VPI boasts an array of specialties, thanks to the diverse educational backgrounds of its researchers and contributors. Some noted areas of expertise include:

  • Vision ergonomics and computer vision
  • 3-D vision technology and displays
  • Light toxicity and age-related eye disease
  • Visual fatigue and its underlying physiological mechanisms
  • Contact lens and spectacle lens design on visual performance and¬†myopia control
  • Progressive addition lens design and technology
  • Font design and legibility
  • Accommodative and vergence interaction and dysfunction
  • Virtual reality experiences and ocular adaptation