Catalogue Number: 1227
Newspaper clippings for the National Vision Research Institute (NVRI) and the research of its first Director Dr Donald Mitchell
Sub-Category: Newspaper, newspaper clipping
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1978
Description Of Item: Newspaper clippings: The Age 22 Dec 1978; The Age 23 1978The Advocate 9 Sept 1978; Focus on Vision (Martin Wells) April 4 1979; Ringwood Croydon Mail May 3 1978; Insight August 1977 (2), Sept 1977, November 1978.
Historical Significance: The National Vision Research Institute (NVRI) was founded on November 22 1972 and its laboratories were built and occupied in December 1974. They were officially opened in May 1975. The first research project was on the assessment of vision for the partially sighted which famously resulted in the development of the LogMAR system and LogMAR chart, which revolutionised the measurement of visual acuity. This project was pursued by Ian Bailey, assisted by his graduate student, Jan Lovie. Barry Cole was the acting Director of the NVRI. By 1976 funds were obtained to enable the appointment of a full-time Director of the NVRI and Dr Donald Mitchell was appointed and he took up the position in July 1978. His research was post-natal development of vision and anomalies of development, including amblyopia. These press cuttings reflect the efforts of the NVRI to make its existence and research widely known.
Condition: Photocopies of original clippings
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 2