Community Interest in Vision Screening Technology

ID#: NCT04980430

Age: 18 years - 66+

Gender: All

Healthy Subjects: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Start Date: June 01, 2021

End Date: January 01, 2023

Contact Information:
Margarita Labkovich, BA
Sara M Hovstadius, BS

Virtual reality (VR) is a relatively new, emerging field within healthcare. Studies have analyzed public perceptions of virtual reality in healthcare using social media, but few have actually demonstrated and educated these modalities to communities. Because vision care can be costly and inaccessible, especially in communities with few physicians, this study aims to evaluate whether communities would be open to new technology. For example, it has been determined that 80% of vision loss is preventable with adequate screening technology, a key factor in ameliorating the economic and emotional burden of eye disease. Therefore, through demonstrations and educational presentations by medical students, gaps in understanding perceptions, willingness to adopt, and general demographics of those seeking better eye care will be understood.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Males and females of any race

- At least 18 years of age

- Participants must be able to understand and provide verbal and written consent. Only participants who undergo the demonstration of the technology and consent to the study after full explanation will be included in research.

Exclusion Criteria:

- People who have undergone intraocular surgery less than six months ago, and potential contraindication for visual field test that include anxiety disorder, pregnancy, seizure disorder, cardiac pacemaker or another implantable device, severe vertigo or balance.