A child with untreated hyperopia (farsightedness) requires more effort to see clearly and a child with uncorrected myopia (nearsightedness) may not be able to see the board from the back of the classroom. Amblyopia, or “lazy eye”, can be associated with reduced focusing, depth perception, and contrast sensitivity as well as other problems. Poor use of both eyes as a team (binocular vision problem) can lead to eye fatigue, double vision, avoidance of near work, covering one eye, and other symptoms while trying to read. These and other vision issues can often go undiagnosed in children since kids don’t know whether they have “normal vision”.
The CVRC researchers are working to develop new and better treatment choices for a variety of pediatric eye conditions. Our goal is to give every child the same opportunities in school and in play through the knowledge we gain from clinical vision research.