SUNY College of Optometry’s Clinical Vision Research Center is conducting a research study to test an investigational optical head-mounted display in children with nearsightedness (myopia).  Eligible subjects will be asked to wear this helmet-based device while watching a movie for 100 minutes.

If your child is 7 to 18 years old, and has or is experiencing symptoms of nearsightedness, they may be eligible to participate.  Common symptoms of nearsightedness included blurred distance vision without glasses and contact lenses or the need to move closer to see things clearly.

Study participants will also receive compensation for their time (up to $595 over 3 visits).

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Frequently Asked Questions

1) Why is this study being conducted?
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Kubota Vision Inc., a clinical-stage ophthalmology company and wholly owned subsidiary of Kubota Pharmaceutical Holdings Co., Ltd., has created an investigational, wearable myopia-control device based on Kubota Glasses technology.  This research study will study the effect of wearing the helmet-based prototype device in myopic children.

2) Who can be in the study?
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Healthy male and female children between 7 and 18 years of age who are nearsighted (myopic). Further screening questions will be asked prior to scheduling an appointment.

3) What does participation in the study involve?
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If your child qualifies and chooses to join the study, he/she will be asked to wear the investigational head-mounted display for 100 minutes while watching a movie.  For optimal vision, your child will be wearing a special frame used by optometrists for eyeglass prescriptions.  If he/she is interested, there is an optional third visit in which the same device will be worn while your child wears a single-use soft contact lens.

4) Whom can I contact for more information?
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The principal investigator for this research study is Dr. Sharon Park Keh and she can be reached at skeh@sunyopt.edu or by completing the form below.

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