Current Research

Please fill out our contact form or contact us at participate@eyeresearch.ca if you're interested in participating in any of the following current studies.

1) Eye-Hand Coordination Study
Participants needed: People with amblyopia (lazy eye) and/or strabismus (eye misalignment)
Age requirement: 18-45 years old
Description: This study assesses eye-hand coordination while you look at and reach for targets on a computer screen. You will wear a pair of goggles that track how your eyes move as you look for targets on the screen, as well as some sensors on your fingers and wrist to monitor how you reach for those targets. The test takes 1.5 hours to complete.
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2) Saccadic (Fast Eye Movements) Adaptation Study
Participants needed: People with amblyopia (lazy eye)
Age requirement: 18-45 years old
Description: This study examines saccadic eye movements (i.e. fast eye movements). You will wear a pair of goggles that track your eye movements as you look for targets on a screen. We will test you under 3 conditions: viewing with each eye separately (left and right eye separately), and with both eyes open.
 Because of learning/practice influences, we need to test each condition at least one week apart in 2 separate sessions (longer is okay if it better suits your schedule). Each testing session lasts approximately 1 hour.
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3) Smooth Pursuit (Slow Eye Movements) Study
Participants needed: People with amblyopia (lazy eye) and/or infantile esotropia (crossed-eye since birth)
Age requirement: 18-45 years old
Description: This study looks at how well you can follow a slow moving target on a screen with your eyes. You will wear a pair of goggles that track how your eyes move as you follow small moving targets on screen. It involves a single visit that lasts about 1 hour.
4) Audiovisual Perception 
Study
Participants needed: People with amblyopia (lazy eye)
Age requirement: 18-45 years old
Description: This study looks at how well people combine information from vision and hearing at the same time (like when you watch TV). You will see and hear lights and beeps on a screen, and report what you see or hear. It takes about an hour.
5) Chromatic Pupillometry Study
Participants needed: People with high myopia (severe near-sightedness, more than -6 diopters), people with glaucoma, visually normal people
Age requirement: 17-70 years old
Description: This study looks at retinal function. You will look at flashes of coloured light while wearing goggles that measure your pupils. The test takes 1 hour to complete.

Please fill out our contact form or contact us at participate@eyeresearch.ca if you're interested in participating in any of our current studies.