This project aims for a better understanding of the visual strategies people use to gather information in the world. We compare eye movements in healthy controls and in individuals with macular degeneration, which affects the central visual field. The eye movement strategies of healthy adults in an information gathering task serve as a reference point. We then investigate ways to improve eye movements of patients with macular degeneration at the same task, while taking their specific field deficit into account.
If you are interested in vision science or want to learn more about low vision and blindness, there are many opportunities to get involved at The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute.