News & Updates

October 2023: We are pleased to announce that the 2023 FVM Young Investigator Award goes to Benjamin Chin and Mikayla Puska.

Sept 22, 2023: Abstracts from the 2022 Meeting have now been published in the Journal of Vision.

Aug 10, 2023: Abstract submission is now closed.

July 31, 2023: Registration is now open! Abstract deadline has been extended to August 10, 2023.

June 23, 2023: Abstracts are now being accepted. Deadline: August 1, 2023.

May 15, 2023: We are pleased to announce that Rachel Wong, Ph.D., will be the 2023 Boynton Lecturer at the Fall Vision Meeting. Congratulations Rachel!

April 10, 2023: The 2023 meeting will be held between 5 and 8 October in Seattle, Washington.

November 2022: We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Young Investigator Award winners are Kosha Dholakia and Sara Patterson.

September 14, 2022: Registration for the meeting is now open.

Aug 21, 2022: Abstract submissions are now closed. 

June 2022: We are pleased to announce the 2022 Boynton Award Lecture recipient, Andrew Stockman.

June 1, 2022: Abstract submissions are now open for the 2022 Meeting. Submission deadline is Aug 21.

March 2022: The Optica Fall Vision Meeting planning committee is now accepting nominations for the meeting's biennial Robert M. Boynton Lecture. The committee is hoping to receive nominations that reflect the full diversity of the vision community. Nominations received on or before April 1, 2022 will be considered.

The lecture was created in honor of Professor Boynton’s contributions to the Optica vision community, and will be presented at the 2022 OSA Meeting in Rochester, NY. Professor Boynton (1924-2006) was the recipient of numerous awards including the Ives and Tillyer awards, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and Society of Experimental Psychologists. As a young professor at the University of Rochester, he founded the Center for Visual Science. 

Nominations may be made by any member of the vision community. Previously considered nominees are eligible to be re-nominated. The nomination should consist of an email briefly highlighting the nominee’s impact on the field of vision science. The nomination email can be co-signed.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Optica Fall Vision Meeting planning committee.

Please submit nominations to Ravi Jonnal, Chairperson of the Optica FVM Planning Committee (, no later than April 1, 2022, with subject line “Boynton lecture nomination”.

14 February 2022: Abstracts from the 2021 Fall Vision Meeting have now been published in the Journal of Vision. The 2021 meeting was held virtually, and you can access the past program (including video recordings of each session) at the 2021 meeting site. The quality of work presented by our trainees was highly competitive, and so we are pleased to announce three Young Investigator Award winners for 2021: Alisa Braun, University of California, Berkeley; Sierra Schleufer, University of Washington; and Martin T.W. Scott, University of York. Congrats to all!

23 January 2022: Greetings vision researchers! We are now planning the 2022 Fall Vision Meeting, scheduled to take place in Rochester, New York, between 20 October 2022 and 23 October 2022, immediately after Optica's annual Frontiers in Optics meeting.