HKSTP Thought-leadership Series: Pioneering Vision Research for Preventing and Reversing Visual Impairment

Date & Time

Date: 26 Mar 2021
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 AM


Online via ZOOM




Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Waterloo, Centre for Eye and Vision Research (CEVR)



Vision impairment limits people’s ability to carry out daily tasks and can significantly affect their quality of life, and poses an enormous global economic burden. According to the World Health Organization, at least 1 billion people worldwide are living with visual impairment that could have been prevented, and vision problems cost the global economy US$200 billion lost in productivity per year.

In this webinar, the leading scientists from the CEVR research team will discuss their new advances in research that hold promise for the prevention or treatment of common eye and vision disorders including myopia and amblyopia (“lazy eye”), offering hope to the vision impaired patients all over the world.



  • Topic: Harnessing Neuroplasticity to Recover Vision

Speaker: Professor Benjamin Thompson

Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

CEO and Scientific Director, Centre for Eye and Vision Research


  • Topic: Novel Optical Solutions to Myopia

Speaker: Professor Chi-ho To

Chair Professor of Experimental Optometry and Henry G. Leong Professor in Elderly Vision Health, School of Optometry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

COO and Deputy Scientific Director, Centre for Eye and Vision Research

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