Wind Beneath Archi’s Wings

QUT HDR Student, Archayeeta (Archi) Rakshit’s research abstract titled Impact of amblyopia and strabismus on tests of executive function in adults” was chosen to be delivered as an oral presentation at the 2023 ARVO Meeting held in New Orleans in April 2023. Archi’s research work was later published in the June 2023 issue of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS).

In support of Archi’s attendance at the 2023 ARVO Meeting, she was awarded a CVER Travel Grant in the amount of AU$4000. Archi’s appreciation and gratitude for this financial assistance is evident in the following words which she shared after returning from the ARVO Meeting:

I was thrilled to represent QUT at the 2023 ARVO Meeting in New Orleans. This was truly a prestigious event and a wonderful opportunity to share my research findings with fellow scientists and other researchers who shared similar interests to mine.

During the ARVO Meeting I was able to attend several presentations from experts in various subfields of optometry and ophthalmology, which has helped me broaden my perspective and develop new research ideas.

The 2023 ARVO Meeting was an unforgettable and incredible experience, and it has helped me in many ways. Specifically, it has given me the opportunity to learn about the latest advancements and breakthroughs in my field of research, whilst also enriching my knowledge, skills, and profession as a clinician and research optometrist.”

At the conclusion of the 2023 ARVO Meeting, Archi was invited to share a video blog (vlog) about a typical day (for her) as a researcher. Archi’s vlog is one of several ‘real-life’ stories that have been presented under the headline: A day in the life of a vision researcher. The vlog has been published on ARVO’s YouTube page. Archi is not just a remarkable vision researcher but also a confident presenter. Please take time to listen and watch Archi’s vlog:

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