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Bloomington, IN 47405-3635
Larry N. Thibos was educated at the University of Michigan, where he earned B.S. (1970) and M.S. (1972) degrees in Electrical Engineering, and at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a Ph.D. degree in Physiological Optics (1975) for research on the neurophysiological mechanisms of sensitivity control in the vertebrate retina. During the period 1975—1983, he was a Research Fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, where he investigated the neurophysiology of retinal information processing.
In 1983, he joined the Indiana University School of Optometry faculty and is currently Professor of Optometry. Professor Thibos is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and former Topical Editor for Optometry and Vision Science and for the Journal of the Optical Society of America.
His research interests include the effects of optical aberrations of the eye on visual performance, the limits to spatial vision imposed by retinal architecture, and the characterization of vision in the peripheral field.
Professor Thibos is a founding member of the Borish Center for Ophthalmic Research at Indiana University, where he is applying the results of basic research to the development of new clinical approaches to understanding optical and neural losses of vision.