Research Expertise and Interest
optometry, vision science, visual abilities in infants, children and special-needs population, visual evoked potentials, vision screening, photorefraction
Deborah Orel-Bixler is the Director of the VIP: Vision in Preschoolers Study. This study is a multi-phased, multi-center, interdisciplinary, clinical study whose purpose is to evaluate the accuracy of screening tests used to identify preschool-aged children in need of further evaluation for vision disorders. The primary goal of the VIP Study is to determine whether there are tests or combinations of tests that can be used effectively to determine which preschoolers would benefit from a comprehensive eye examination to detect amblyopia, strabismus, significant refractive errors, and associated risk factors.