Organizational and functional activities of the Institute are organized through the following units:
1. V.E.I.C (Vardinoyiannion Eye Institute of Crete)
VEIC includes those activities related to the provision of specialized medical services to patients (such as refractive surgery)
At the same time it has active social precence since its medical and paramedical staff offers volunteer ophthalmic and diagnostic services to isolated populations, that live in remote and inaccessible areas.
2. N.S.V.C (National Sports Vision Centre)
Active in studying the special needs of vision of athletes and other special groups of the population. Additionally, it is involved in research and development of new methods for functional evaluation of vision using methods of psychophysics and electrophysiology.
3. I.O.T.C (International Ophthalmology Training Centre)
It supports the educational activities of the Institute such as the teaching of under and postgraduate courses related to Optics and Vision, the training of residents and fellows, the organization of educational activities such as summer schools, conferences and specialized training programms for physicians and paramedical staff.
4. Laboratory of Biomechanics in Vision
Active in the field of developing new instruments and methods for diagnosing and treating diseases of the eye and for measuring physiological parameters. It also promotes activities related to optical bio-engineering and mathematical simulation of the function of our optical system.
5. Department of Optics and Imaging
Active in the field of developing new and innovative instruments and methods for imaging the structures of the eye and the development of physical and mathematical models to better analyze the results and improve accuracy and efficiency of existing imaging and diagnostic methods.
6. Laboratory of Basic Biological Research
Active in developing new animal models of eye diseases and diseases' evaluation at the cellular and molecular level. Furthermore, specialized in the assession of the safety and efficacy of new drug therapies and devices' application at animal models. It, also, promotes the creation of genetic databases for hereditary diseases of the eye.