Dennis Levi

Dennis M. Levi

Professor of Optometry and Vision Science, Professor of Neuroscience
School of Optometry
(510) 643-8685
(510) 643-7806
Research Expertise and Interest
optometry, vision science, pattern vision, abnormal visual development
Research Description

The focus of our research is on recovery of visual function in humans with amblyopia beyond the critical period.  Our research, using perceptual learning and videogame play suggests that substantial neural plasticity may exist in the visual system of adults with amblyopia. Our long-range objectives are to understand the mechanisms that limit spatial vision in humans with amblyopia, with the ultimate goal of developing new approaches aimed at more effective treatment.

In the News

August 31, 2011

Playing video games helps adults with lazy eye

African American activists have long recognized the potential power of visual imagery to advance their quest for self-determination. Faculty member Leigh Raiford, in a new book, explores the role of photography in the black freedom struggle — from the heyday of the white lynch mob to the Civil Rights movement and the Black Power era.