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Welcome to the MN Lab for Low Vision Research

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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.

Lab Members

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.

N28 Elliott Hall

75 East River Road

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: (612) 625-4516

Fax: (612) 626-2079