Researchers in the UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology are seeking individuals between the ages of 16 and 90 to participate in a study of vision and aging. Researchers are particularly interested in recruiting African Americans and Hispanics to the study as well as individuals older than 65.
More than 60 individuals from the Greater Sacramento region already have enrolled in the study, which is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. The study is investigating age-related changes in normal vision, with emphasis on color and spatial vision processing in the retina and cortex. John S. Werner, professor of ophthalmology and principal investigator of the study, received a merit award from the National Institute on Aging for this work.
Those who enroll in the study will receive a free test of color vision and will participate in other tests designed to assess sensitivity to color. Testing will take place in the ophthalmology department at UC Davis Medical Center. Eligible participants will be paid $35 for each visit following the initial tests.
To find out more information about the study, contact study coordinator Dr. Agnes Renner at (916) 734-4540.
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