|UNSW Invites Scouts to Participate in a Visual Study|
You may remember that UNSW is currently running a study to test visual acuity in young people. Since they first contacted us, the research group at the university has been able to simplify the tests considerably so that they would be simple for more Scout Groups who might like to participate.
They are looking for Scouts currently in Year 6 or Year 7 (between 12-13 years old) to participate in a single exercise as part of their study.
The researchers will measure visual acuity (reading a chart) and a colour vision screening (reading a book of coloured numbers) which will take about 5 minutes.
After that, the iPad tests of vision will take 10 minutes to run. So it will take a total time commitment of 15 minutes per Scout. If there is a group of 8, it's expected all testing could be completed for the group within 45 minutes, as some of the testing can be done simultaneously, as a group.
Certificates of participation will be awarded to Scouts who complete the study, and the researchers are happy to come to the Scout Hall, so no additional travel is required.
Please contact Mei Ying Boon, Lecturer in the School of Optometry and Vision Science, on 02 9385 4621 if you would like to get involved.
We encourage Groups to take part, as contributing to the future health of young Australians fits well with our goals as both a movement and as individuals.