The purpose of this study is to evaluate if FDA approved contact lenses can reduce the progression of nearsightedness in children. Children who participate in this 4-year study will be asked to wear the study provided contact lenses at least 6 days a week and be willing to attend visits at The OSU College of Optometry one month after starting treatment and every six months thereafter. Visits will include a comprehensive eye exam and contact lens fitting at no cost.
- Children ages 8 to 12 years old.
- No previous medication or contact lenses related to myopia control.
- Glasses and/or contact lens prescription between -0.75 and -4.00 diopters.
- Satisfy all other study eligibility criteria.
The purpose of this study is to examine whether we can use an instrument that measures how the eye focuses light to determine the best glasses prescription.
- Children with Down syndrome age 5 to 17 years
- Able to do vision tests by naming or matching shapes or letters
- Able to look at lights for short periods of time
- No nystagmus (uncontrolled eye movements when trying to look at things)
- Safe to dilate the eyes - we will screen medical history, eye health, and allergies to determine this
- No scars on the front of the eye
- No cataracts
- No eye diseases like glaucoma or retinal problems
The purpose of this study is to learn about the experiences of children and young adults after they stop playing contact sports due to concussion.
- Male and females aged 14-22 years old
- Retired from contact sports due to prior concussion
Additionally, a parent may participate if their child enrolls.
The purpose of this study is to understand the experiences of children and young adults after medical retirement from contact sports due to concussion(s).
Participants and their parent(s) will complete online questionnaires (about 10 minutes) at the time of enrollment. You will then be scheduled for an interview (about 30 minutes) by video meeting or phone.
- Children and young adults who have retired from contact sports or other high-risk activities (i.e. dirt bike riding, downhill skiing...) due to prior concussion.
- Parents may participate if their child enrolls.
The purpose of this study is to develop a screening tool to be used at birth to help lower the age at diagnosis of various developmental disorders.
Your infant will lie on their back in their diaper and have a video recorded of their movements. You will be given a medical history questionnaire to fill out during the recording. The visit typically lasts 15-20 minutes.
- Any infants from birth - 6 months (corrected age if applicable)
- Parent/legal guardian present and willing to provide informed consent
- Parent/Legal guardian is English Speaking
The purpose of this study is to see if the bonus safety messages and the amount of app use predicts safe driving attitudes and behaviors at licensure. We are recruiting Ohio teens with learner's permits to use a free driver training app called DRVN.
- Must have learner's permit to drive in Ohio
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
The purpose of this study is to determine how specific booster seat features, including seat pan geometry (booster height and length) and the inclusion of armrests, influence occupant comfort in belt-positioning booster seats (BPBs). This will be achieved through an analysis of comfort quantification methods and occupant posture and behavior under different booster conditions.
The duration of this study is two hours long.
- Must be able to sit for 30 minutes at a time
- No allergy to athletic tape
The purpose of this study is to evaluate if treating amblyopia (lazy eye) with glasses and patching at the same time improves vision as well as treating amblyopia first with glasses and then with patching, if needed.
- Visual acuity in the amblyopic eye between 20/40 and 20/200
- No previous treatment for amblyopia, including glasses or contact lenses
- Amblyopia (lazy eye) in one eye
The goal of this study is to describe the risks associated with overnight orthokeratology contact lens wear in children by identifying corneal and tear film changes. The study aims to describe and compare the tear film components in a pediatric sample wearing orthokeratology contact lenses (used to change the shape of the cornea), soft contact lenses, or glasses. Additionally, the study aims to compare the corneal thickness profile in a pediatric sample wearing orthokeratology contact lenses, soft contact lenses, or glasses.
This study requires one visit only. The overall timeline from subject recruitment to study completion is dependent upon subject and examiner availability and scheduling. As long as no changes occur to subject eligibility between initial recruitment and the study visit, there is some flexibility with timing.
- Near-sighted prescription between -1.00D and -6.00D
- Current correction with glasses, soft contact lenses, or overnight orthokeratology contact lenses
- Has been wearing current correction for 6 months or longer
- Good eye and overall health