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Vision in people with lazy eye (amblyopia) – EEG Study

Vision in people with lazy eye (amblyopia) – EEG Study

Do you have poor vision in one eye even when you’re wearing glasses or contacts? We are looking for people 18+ to participate in a study examining how childhood vision disorder impacts visual processing in adulthood.

This study uses EEG to record the activity in your brain. EEG is a safe, non-invasive way to study the brain. The EEG cap is like a snug hat or swimming cap, and it contains small electrodes that record electrical activity generated by the brain in response to images we show you on the screen.

** this study must be done in person at the UW Seattle Main Campus **

In this study, you’ll be doing some visual perception tasks while wearing an EEG cap. We’ll also do a few assessments so that we can learn more about your eyesight.

You’ll be invited to come in for 2 or 3 appointments, each of which will take between 1-2 hours. As a thank you for being in the study, and to cover any costs associated with the time and travel, you will receive $40 for the first hour of any visit, and $25/hour for any additional time.

Note: we also have a posting up for an MRI study. If you’re interested in participating in both, you can let us know in the “Questions or comments about this study” field when you respond to this study. However, we know not everyone is interested or eligible to be inside an MRI machine, and we do not expect you to take part in the MRI study if you are not interested.

Participant Eligibility

– age 18+

– poor vision in one eye that can’t be corrected with glasses or contacts (aka “lazy eye” or “amblyopia”)

Prior to coming in, we’ll do a screening call to learn more about your eyesight and the history of your vision problem to confirm you meet the full eligibility criteria.


Kim Meier
(206) 543-5161

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
The effects of amblyopia on sensory processing

Study ID: STUDY00011236
Start Date: 10/21/2020
End Date: 12/31/2023

Kimberly Meier
Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch
Ione Fine

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Study Site(s)

University of Washington

Kincaid Hall, 3751 Stevens Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98195


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

I am interested in this research study.