UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Child Vision Lab

At the Child Vision Lab we want to understand how children and infants learn to see and act on the world.

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At the Child Vision Lab, we create fun, child-friendly research studies that help us discover:

  • what babies and children can see and how their visual skills develop
  • what happens when infants and children are born with visual impairments
  • how the brain changes when the sensory system and motor system start working together better during development
  • we also apply our knowledge of visual development to understand what happens in adults when vision becomes impaired

We use state-of-the-art scientific approaches and techniques, whilst introducing parents and children to real scientific experiments in a fun and playful manner.

See our Summer Newsletter 2017 to find out a bit more about what we've been up to! 

We recently launched Vision@UCL Talks, a free event for everyone (from non-scientific public to expert scientists) once a month. The series features eminent international vision science speakers, who bridge the fields of psychophysics, fMRI, and computational modelling in vision science.