The Medical Research Foundation signed a MoU with the School of Optometry, University of Alabama, USA under which Sankara Nethralaya and the Elite School of Optometry its education arm would work together in the area of optometric education, vision and biological science research and have a student/faculty exchange between two institutions. University of Alabama has also evinced interest in starting a Masters programme in Optometry in India in collaboration with the Elite School of Optometry (unit of Medical research Foundation).
- To understand and learn psychophysical techniques of infant vision assessment, especially photo refraction
- To develop collaborative research initiatives between Elite School of Optometry, Sankara Nethralaya and Indiana University’s Vision development lab
- To establish a Vision development lab at the Department of Visual Psychophysics, Elite School of Optometry & Sankara Nethralaya.