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Faculty Research

Psychophysics/Imaging Group

The Bassi Lab has a number of ongoing projects related to macular pigment in the eye including a collaboration with Timothy Holmes, ScD at Lickenbrock Technologies, use of the Foldscope (with Manu Prakash, PhD) in eye care, and testing of the latest prototype of the Q3D (a new device for assessing visual suppression in patients.


Contact Lens Group

Drs. Edward Bennett, Vinita Henry, and Julie DeKinder are involved with many ongoing studies evaluating new contact lens designs and care regimens.


Binocular Vision Group

Drs. Aaron Franzel, Linda Marks, and Erin Brooks all provide clinic care and guide student and resident projects in the binocular vision area. The Pupil Project is an innovative program that brings together the resources and expertise of the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry and College of Education faculty to manage learning related vision problems.