Determining the Best Glasses Prescription for Children with Down Syndrome

Official Title

Dilated Wavefront versus Non-Dilated Wavefront for Metric-Optimized Refraction Procedure for Individuals with Down Syndrome


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.

Could this study be right for you?

  • 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

Age Range

5 - 17 years