Our lab is looking for people with "lazy eye" to participate in eye movement and reaching experiments. Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is decreased vision in one eye that cannot be corrected to 20/20, even while wearing corrective glasses or contact lenses. We are also looking for people with strabismus, or a wandering eye, to participate as well. All of our studies take place at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We cannot provide treatment or medical advice.
We have several research studies running in our lab that require participants. Exclusion criteria include: nystagmus (shaking eyes), eye disease (cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disorders) and LASIK or any kind of refractive surgery. For our pointing studies, we only recruit people who are right-handed. Most studies use participants aged 18-45, though some may use participants as young as 5 or as old as 60. More information about the studies can be found on our Current Research page.
All studies require a brief eye exam to evaluate the presence/extent of amblyopia and/or strabismus. The eye screening takes about 15 minutes and is done in the lab. This is not a standard eye exam; it is used to screen for characteristics specific to our studies and is not intended to replace a regular eye exam as provided by your eye care practitioner.
If you're interested in participating in a study, please fill out the form below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.