Eli Peli wins Alcon Research Institute Award

Alcon has announced that Eli Peli, O.D., M.Sc., Senior Scientist and the Moakley Scholar in Aging Eye Research at Schepens Eye Research Institute, and Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School is a recipient of an Alcon Research Institute (ARI) award for 2009. Established in 1981, ARI seeks outstanding contributors to ophthalmic research throughout the world and honors them both in a symposium that elite members of the eye research community attend, as well as monetarily through an unrestricted research grant. Dr. Peli's award marks the first time that ARI has recognized the field of low vision research. Dr. Peli leads the world-renown Vision Rehabilitation Laboratory at Schepens.

Dr. Peli's principal research interests are image processing in relation to visual function and clinical psychophysics in low vision rehabilitation, image understanding and evaluation of display-vision interaction. He also maintains an interest in oculomotor control and binocular vision. Dr. Peli is a consultant to many companies in the ophthalmic instrumentation area and to manufacturers of head mounted displays (HMD). He serves as a consultant on many national committees, advising the National Institutes of Health and NASA AOS (Aviation Operations Systems) advisory committee.