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The Wildermuth Optometric Research Clinic advances vision care
Dr. Kelsy Steele with a young research patient looking at a picture of his eye on a computer screen

The Ohio State University College of Optometry Wildermuth Optometric Research Clinic has been busy advancing the science of vision care. Participation in clinical research benefits the patient, researcher, and optometric profession as a whole. Research here at Ohio State Optometry includes studies of amblyopia, pediatric myopia management, contact lenses, keratoconus, visual perception, and more. A great way to advance our profession is to refer your patients to participate in a study. See the Research page on our website for active studies.

Pediatric Research Studies

MiSight 1 Day Post-Approval Study for Effectiveness and Visual Symptoms

Purpose: To confirm the effectiveness of the MiSight 1 Day lens in clinical practices in the U.S. and to assess the stability of the myopia reduction over one-year post-treatment.

Who: 

  • 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 D and -4.00 D.

Contact:

OPT-KidMyopiaStudy@osu.edu or 614-292-8858


The CHAPERONE Study: Reduction of Myopia Progression

Purpose: Four-year study evaluating the effectiveness of an investigational spray mist, dispensed through a microdose dispenser, to reduce the progression of nearsightedness in children.

Who:

  • Children aged 3 to < 13 years at enrollment
  • Nearsighted (myopic) in both eyes

Contact:

OPT-CHAPERONEStudy@osu.edu or 614-292-8858 


Amblyopia Treatment Study 22 (ATS 22)

Purpose: To compare simultaneously treating amblyopia with glasses and patching to treating with glasses, then with patching if needed.

Who:

  • Age 3-12 years.
  • Amblyopic eye VA 20/40-20/200.
  • No prior treatment for amblyopia (glasses or contact lenses).

Contact: 

Marjean Kulp at kulp.6@osu.edu or 614-688-3336


Novel Amblyopia Treatment with Virtual Reality Games

Purpose: To compare four months of glasses alone to four months of home-based VividVision Games for treating amblyopia.

Who:

  • Age 5-17 years.
  • Unilateral Amblyopia (20/40-20/400 associated with anisometropia and/or strabismus ≤ 5pd).
  • Stable in glasses (if needed).
  • May have had prior amblyopia therapy.

Contact: 

Marjean Kulp at kulp.6@osu.edu or 614-688-3336. 


Adult Research Studies

Contact Lens Study in Adults with Presbyopia

Purpose: To learn about wear experience in adults who dropped out of contact lens wear due to vision in Dailies TOTAL1 Multifocal Contact Lenses.

Who:

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  • Adults who have dropped out of contact lens wear.
  • Ability to attend three visits over the course of five weeks.
  • Satisfy all other study eligibility and exclusion criteria.

Contact:

OPT-EyeStudies@osu.edu or 614-292-8858


Initial Correction of Keratoconus: Scleral vs Corneal Gas Permeable Lenses

Purpose: To discover if patients with keratoconus who have never worn contact lenses prefer scleral or corneal gas permeable lenses.

Who:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Amsler-Krumeich keratoconus classification of stage 1 or higher.
  • Has never been fit with contact lenses for keratoconus correction.

Contact:

OPT-EyeStudies@osu.edu or 614-292-8858