Sweet Spot Study
This study will examine the effect of different e-cigarettes on product appeal.
- A current e-cigarette user
- 21-24 years old
- Willing to attend a study visit
- A current smoker
- 25-50 years old
- Willing to attend a study visit
- Willing to try e-cigarettes
A Study to Evaluate the Impact of Eyeliner on Tear Thickness
Researchers at The OSU College of Optometry are seeking individuals who regularly wear eyeliner to investigate the impact on tear thickness.
Participants will be asked to attend two study visits of about one hour each. The participant’s vision and eye health will be evaluated at both study visits, and non-invasive assessments of the tear film will occur as well.
Participants will complete the study over approximately one week. Each visit should take no longer than one hour.
- Must be at least 18 years of age or older
- Individuals who wear eyeliner on their "water line"
Evaluation of Hand/Eye Coordination with Multifocal Contact Lenses Compared to Progressive Addition Spectacles
This study is looking to compare the use of multifocal contact lenses to progressive-addition (no-line bifocal) glasses. Participants will be asked to perform a hand/eye coordination task once while wearing glasses, and once while wearing contact lenses.
The duration of the study lasts 1 hour.
- Must currently have presbyopia (unable to focus on objects at near).
- Must have up-to-date pair of progressive-addition glasses (addition power of +1.50 D or higher), worn for at least 2 weeks prior to screening visit.
- Must be a wearer of multifocal contact lenses.
- Meet other study eligibility criteria.
A Study about Brain Imaging on Forming Impressions of Food
The purpose of this study is to examine impressions on foods. This study involves looking at brain activity while you perform simple tasks (judging images of different foods).
The duration of this study will last 3 hours.
- Free of MRI contradictions
- No dietary destrictions
- Normal vison
- Right handed
A Study about Romantic Relationships
The purpose of this study is to assess the agreements within romantic relationships on a variety of topics including politics, psychology and the nature of relationships.
- Must have been in a heterosexual relationship for 3 months
Development of a Non-Invasive Medical Device to Measure Troponin
Clinicians use heart proteins to help them detect when there are heart problems (for example, heart attacks). Currently heart proteins can only be measured with blood work. The purpose of this research is to measure heart proteins using a non-invasive device.
The duration of this study will last one hour.
- Participant is willing to provide a blood sample
- Participant must complete a brief eligibility survey
Buckeye Concussion Knowledge Survey (BUCKS)
The purpose of this study is to examine health outcomes in former Ohio State University athletes who played a varsity sport during their time at OSU. The objective is to determine whether athletes who sustained a concussion have different health outcomes than those who did not sustain a concussion. Any former OSU varsity athlete can participate in a 20-minute online survey.
- Anyone who has played a varsity sport as an undergraduate student at OSU, and they have now graduated (i.e., OSU athlete alumni). There are no other restrictions in terms of age, sex/gender, type of sport, etc.
A Study about Peer Interactions Among College Students
The purpose of this study will be to examine the social interactions and behaviors of college students in a virtual format across universities.
- Must be enrolled as a student at Ohio State University (full-time or part-time) at time of study - can be undergraduate, graduate, or non-degree seeking
Vestibular Research Study
The purpose of this study is to learn how information from different sensory systems, including the vestibular system (that portion of the inner ear which measures both motion and orientation of the head), are used by the brain to contribute to perceptions of tilt and motion, and balance control and posture.
You may be eligible to participate in the study if you:
- Are male or female, 18 years of age through 39 years of age
- Have NO history of a balance or vestibular disorder
If you are eligible and enroll in the study, you will:
- Complete an on-line Health Screen Questionnaire
- Complete other on-line surveys/questionnaires depending on information provided in the Health Screen Questionnaire
- Complete vestibular and balance testing depending on information provided in the Health Screen Questionnaire, which will be performed in a vestibular research laboratory at a mutually convenient time
A Study about Eye Teaming, Focusing Ability and Quality of Life
The purpose of this study is to assist in development of a new quality of life survey that can be used to learn more about how eye teaming, focusing ability and eye movement problems affect a child’s life.
- Children experiencing eye teaming, focusing, and eye movement problems (with recent concussion or non-concussed)
- Children with amblyopia (lazy eye) are excluded