Binocular Vision, Amblyopia, and Strabismus Research
Good binocular vision requires both eyes to work together. Normally, both eyes look in the same direction, and then the brain combines what the two eyes see to give clear, single vision with good depth perception. Vision must develop normally during infancy and early childhood in order for good binocular vision to occur. If development is not normal, then a person may be unable to see clearly with one eye, even with the best possible glasses prescription, which is a condition called amblyopia (or "lazy eye"). Another problem is if one eye looks in a different direction from the other, which is called strabismus (or "eye turn"). Researchers at the College have funding from the National Institutes of Health and other programs to study these binocular vision problems in children and adults.
For more information, contact the Clinical Vision Research Center.