Comparison Methods for Measuring Interpupillary Distance


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  • Study IDs

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    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
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  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 1390-03
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 1390-03

About this study

This research study is about measuring the distance between the sighting directions of the two eyes.  This distance is critical for the proper fitting of lenses in glasses.  The most commonly used method currently uses an instrument that measures the distance between two reflections off the corneas that are usually not at the pupil centers.  We propose that the sighting direction of the eyes is more likely to pass through the centers of the pupils than along a direction through the corneal reflections.

Participation eligibility

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Older than 21 and having binocular vision.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

William Brown, O.D., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment


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