PEDIG | HTS1

(Currently Enrolling)

Why we are doing this study:
This is a study for children age 1 year to less than 5 years old who are farsighted and have not received previous treatment. We are trying to find out if children with moderate farsightedness have better outcomes when prescribed with glasses or if they do better without any correction.

Who can be in the study:
Children age 1 year to less than 5 years with moderate farsightedness with no eye turns or lazy eye.

Specific screening questions will be asked before scheduling a study appointment.

What the study involves:
There are six visits over the course of 3 years. The length of the visits will depend on how old your child is. Visits can range from 1 ½ hours to 3 hours. At the end of your first study visit, your child will be randomized (like the toss of a coin) to either glasses or observation. At each visit, your child will

  • Have his/her visual acuity checked.
  • Have stereoacuity checked (if old enough).
  • Complete other procedures designed to see if there is any change to your child’s vision.

Once a year, your child will also have his/her eyes dilated.

Will you directly benefit from the study?
Being in this study won't directly benefit participants. If your child is randomized to glasses, one pair will be provided. You will receive $30 for each visit for your time for the study.

Other things you should know about the study:
Parental permission is required for minors (under age 18) to participate in this study, so a parent will need to be present during the enrollment visit.

Principle Investigator: Robert Duckman
For more information, contact the Clinical Vision Research Center.