The Minnesota Laboratory for Low-Vision Research, located at the University of Minnesota, is dedicated to understanding reading difficulties and other important visual problems encountered by people with low vision.
Low vision is any eye condition, not correctable by glasses or contacts, that results in visual impairment. Low vision can be caused by macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataract, retinitis pigmentosa, and many other eye disorders.
This laboratory, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is internationally recognized for its pioneering work on low vision. Its director, Gordon E. Legge, Ph.D., is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor, and has received several major awards for his research. Other lab members include postdoctoral fellows, doctoral students, undergraduates, and lab staff, all of whom specialize in vision research.