About Down's Syndrome : Investigating eye shape and its effect on focusing in people with Down’s syndrome

This project aims to further our understanding of the origin of poor near focusing in Down’s syndrome, by studying the shape and size of different eye structures involved in near focusing in this population.

The research will be conducted at Aston University and will take less than 2 hours. You will be able to take breaks whenever you want during the study.

When you arrive, Flors and/or Fiona (two members of the research team) will meet you and discuss what the research involves, answering any questions you may have. If you are happy to proceed, they will ask you to sign a consent form so we can start the study. Then, Flors and/or Fiona will be measuring how well you can see, your current prescription and your close focusing abilities. All of these will be measured using tests and procedures conducted in a standard eye examination. Finally, the same researchers will take pictures of your eyes using non-invasive and non-contact instruments that are also routinely used to view the internal and external eye during an eye exam.

Please see the below documents or contact the researchers for more information:

Recruitment Advert

Participant Info Sheet

Research Team

Dr Flors Vinuela-Navarro
School of Life and Health Sciences
Aston University
+44 (0)121 204 4915

Dr Fiona Baker
School of Life and Health Sciences
Aston University

What's New

  • New Research Study: Older Carers

    On Wednesday 20 November, Julian Hallett, DSA Services Development Manager, was delighted to be involved in an event launching the findings of an important research study which looked at the expe…

  • New documentary about school, inclusion and education

    Ian Davies is a filmmaker and he is also father to Finn, Amber and Olivia. Amber and Olivia are 10-year-old twins, and Amber has Down’s syndrome. Ian has spent the last four years documentin…

  • Sara Pickard at the Women of the Year Awards

    What a day DSA member and campaigner, Sara Pickard, had at the ‘Women of the Year Lunch and Awards’ in London! <span style="color: #0…