Vision Enhancement

 

A central pillar of optometric research and practice is the preservation and enhancement of vision. Research in this area is crucial because older adults are at increased risk for a wide range of vision problems. These include presbyopia (Latin translation “old eyes”), whereby the lens of the eye becomes stiff and can no longer focus on near objects. Presbyopia affects everyone over the age of 55 and is the most common visual disorder treated by optometrists. The aim of this research theme is to develop new technologies that will preserve and enhance vision in older adults and individuals with amblyopia.