Binocular Vision Research

New treatments for lazy eye We are conducting research on a new treatment for children that have reduced vision in one eye – amblyopia (lazy eye) – as a consequence of cataracts (blurry lens), strabismus (misaligned eyes), or anisometropia (blurry …

Research on the Impact of Pediatric Eye Conditions on Everyday Life

Pediatric eye conditions’ impact on reading speed Research at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest has shown that children with the most common form of visual impairment in one eye —amblyopia (lazy eye)—may read slowly, even though they have good …

Vision Screening Research

New, more accurate vision screening devises We are developing more effective ways to screen for vision problems in preschool children, including portable devices that can be used in remote areas, such as binocular birefringence scanning that has better accuracy than …

Special Needs Program

Vision assessments for infants and children with special needs Research shows that children with disabilities are at higher risk of having or developing visual impairment. Helping these children overcome their visual disability is not as simple as a quick trip …