About VC Division

Vision and Color

Vision and Color Division


Topics of interest in this division include the optics of the eye, their impact on vision, and their interaction with optical systems; basic mechanisms of transduction, transmission, coding, detection, and analysis of visual information; color measurement, mechanisms of color vision, and applications of color science, assessment, analysis and correction of visual dysfunction.

Jennifer Hunter, University of Rochester, United States, Chair

Technical Groups

Applications of Visual Science (VA)

This group is interested in encoding and display of visual information, new technologies for visual displays, the understanding and treatment of diseases affecting the visual system, and ophthalmic optics.

Laura Walker-Renninger, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, United States, Chair

Brian Vohnsen, University College Dublin, Ireland, Vice- Chair

Clinical Vision Sciences (VS)

This group’s interests are in the investigation of vision function in disease and development (infancy through old age), including studies involving mechanisms, the development of new assessment techniques, the efficacy of treatment and prevention of vision function deficits, and including the study of visual performance in aging, disease and development.

Rowan Candy, Indiana University, United StatesChair

Color (VC)

The interests of group members range from basic research to applied science in color vision, color-order systems, color measurement, color applications, and photometry.

David Brainard, University of Pennsylvania, United States, Chair

Vision (VV)

The range of interest of this group includes optics of the eye and of ophthalmic lenses and devices, physiological optics, mechanisms of transduction, transmission, coding, detection, and analysis of visual information.

Jeffrey B. Mulligan, NASA Ames Research Center, United States, Chair