Our lab is actively involved in research projects sponsored by both industry and government. We are available to support sponsors with both laboratory and patient-based research from our extensive laboratory and clinical facilities. We also offer consulting services.
As technologies advance, and our understanding of ocular optics expands, the scope of the lab is constantly adapting. We employ wavefront sensing, OCT, computer modeling and psychophysical methods to explore core questions about the human eye and modern ophthalmic corrections, e.g. night vision, aberrations, refraction, myopia development, presbyopia, multifocal contact lenses, IOLs, and refractive surgeries.
Recently, we have examined the visual benefits and losses associated with presbyopic corrections that manipulate either the phase or amplitude function of the human eye. These studies are ongoing, and they become even more complex when we consider the rules by which the right and left eye’s images are combined in the visual cortex.
IRIS – Indiana Retinal Image Simulator
IRIS is an advanced physiological optics research tool available to download for free from the CORL website. It is a collaborate effect of many years of work of numerous researchers initiated and led by prof. Larry Thibos at Indiana University (and formerly known as FOC – Fourier Optics Calculator).
Many of its features have been used throughout the years in numerous iconic scientific publications in the field of physiological optics.
The Authors hope that it will also be of interest to students from fields like vision science, optometry, and others. We hope that a simple user interface and accurate graphics can vividly illustrate the characteristics of ocular aberrations and their impact on retinal image quality through point spread functions and retinal simulations. Read more »