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Visual Acuity using virtual reality

Title Pilot study of virtual reality device to test distance visual acuity in children and adults
Therapeutic Area Healthy Volunteers
Principal Investigator Vicki M. Chen, MD
Min Age 4 Years
Gender All
Contact Calvin Robbins


This study aims to test the ability of a virtual reality device to measure distance vision compared to the vision testing systems currently used at the Pediatric Ophthalmology clinic at Tufts Tufts Children's Hospital. 

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients of Tufts Medical Center pediatric ophthalmology practices who present for their regularly schedule eye exams 
  • Able to follow commands and instructions to use the VR device properly
  • Able to reliably read letters or LEA symbols on standard eye exam

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients with vision less than 20/800 vision, which is the limit of possible letter size within the VR device
  • Patients with neurologic disorders that limit reliable visual acuity testing

Study Requirements

Patients will be asked to participate prior to their regularly scheduled appointments. This will take less than 15 minutes and will not require any further visits.