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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.


In January 2021, the Vision Technical Group hosted a virtual seminar featuring presentations from Larry Thibos, Professor Emeritus, School of Optometry at Indiana University, and Michael Bach, Professor Emeritus and Former Head Visual Function, Eye Center at University Medical Center Freiburg.

Watch the OSA Virtual Vision Science Seminar On Demand >>

The OSA Vision Technical Group hosted a three part workshop in 2020 exploring chromatic aberrations in vision. The series focused recent advances in the measurement and correction of chromatic aberrations in the eye for vision and imaging applications. Each of the three sessions from the workshop are now available to watch on-demand:

Workshop Part I
Featured speaker: Melanie C. W. Campbell, University of Waterloo

Workshop Part II
Featured speakers: Susana Marcos, Instituto de Optica; Maria Viñas Peña, IO-CSIC;  Linda Lundström, KTH Stockholm

Workshop Part III
Featured speakers: Ramkumar Sabesan, University of Washington; Enrique Josua Fernandez, Universidad de Murcia

In July 2020 the technical groups of the OSA Vision and Color Technical Division hosted a weekly Data Blitz Series. Each week’s session featured a series of short talks on a focused topic within the field. You can now watch the following sessions Data Blitz Series on-demand:


Vyas Akondi Stanford UniversityChair
Christina Schwarz University of TübingenChair-Elect
Alberto de Castro Instituto de Óptica, CSICExecutive Committee Member
Len Zheleznyak Clerio Vision, Inc.Executive Committee Member

If you are a member of the Vision Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with the chair, Vyas Akondi.


View OSA Technical Group webinars on-demand at any time or register for any of our upcoming webinars online. Each webinar is an hour long and features a technical presentation on a topic selected by your OSA Technical Groups.