SIGHT Studies at Columbia University
Manhattan Vision Screening and
Follow-up Study in Vulnerable Populations

NOW ENROLLING – Study Enrollment Call Center: (325) 241-9369

If you are age 40 and older and live in the following NYCHA Developments: Polo Grounds, Rangel Houses, Drew-Hamilton, Lincoln Houses, St-Nicholas, Bethune Gardens, Marshall Plaza, Audubon, PS 139 or 99 Fort Washington you are eligible for our Study.  Please contact our call center at the number above, or send an e-mail with your name and phone number to sm4863@cumc.columbia.edu

Research Team

Principal Investigator:

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Lisa Hark, PhD, RD
Professor of Ophthalmic Sciences (Ophthalmology)
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Co-Investigators:

James D. Auron, MD
Prakash Gorroochurn
Prakash Gorroochurn, PhD
Jason Horowitz, MD
Yocheved Shira Kresch, OD, MS, FAAO
Jeffrey M. Liebmann, MD

Gustavo DeMoraes
C. Gustavo De Moraes, MD, MPH, PhD
Lisa Park, MD
Olajide A. Williams, MD

Study Description

Innovative Vision Screening Model in Housing Buildings to Improve Early Detection of Glaucoma, Vision Impairment, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Cataracts

With the support of government, community, University, and industry partners, Dr. Lisa Hark, principal investigator, has designed the Manhattan Vision Screening and Follow-up Study in Vulnerable Populations, a cluster-randomized controlled trial, to identify and implement innovative strategies to engage populations most at risk, most vulnerable, and least likely to have access to eye care. The study population is comprised of disadvantaged men and women ≥40 years old of diverse race/ethnicity (primarily African American and Hispanic/Latino), with high rates of inadequate eye care, living in affordable housing buildings in New York City.

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Lisa Hark posing with team

Vision Screening Conducted in Housing Building Includes:

  • Ocular, medical, and family history
  • Visual acuity check (Snellen chart)
  • Eye pressure measurements
  • Retina/optic nerve photography
  • Falls risk and STEADI checklist
  • Quality-of-Life survey
  • Satisfaction surveys

For More Information

Community-Based Research | Columbia Ophthalmology

SIGHT Studies at Columbia University: Manhattan Vision Screening Follow-up Study in Vulnerable Populations Overview. The Manhattan Vision Screening and Follow-up Study in Vulnerable Populations, is a community-based to identify and implement innovative strategies to engage populations who need access to eye care.

www.columbiaeye.org

Community Partners

Volk Optical, Inc.

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