Visual Development Lab



USA MapThe Visual Development Lab is part of the University of Arizona Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science. Our research group studies:

  • The typical development of vision in young children
  • How best to treat vision concerns in young children
  • How vision conditions and their treatments affect other aspects of early childhood development.
  • Ways to support and encourage parents who are trying to follow vision treatment plans for their child.



What is this study about?

We are doing an online survey study for parents of young children who wear eyeglasses.
Study Goal: learn more about parents' experiences, challenges, and successes with their child's eyeglasses wear.
Information from this study can help support other parents of children who wear eyeglasses.
Complete the survey entirely online. It will take about 35 minutes.
Compensation: a $20 gift card for your time.

Can I participate?

✔ I am a parent of a child who has eyeglassesI (You can still participate if your child's eyeglasses are broken right now)
✔ My child is at least 1 year old
✔ My child is not yet 5 years old


Contact Us to Participate!

Email us directly at, or use our contact form.

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.