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Design Process

We came up with Strabismus Glasses because we thought that the world would benefit more from a medical invention rather than something that people do not really need. Since strabismus and lazy eye are mostly treated with an eye patch, we thought that the children who have to wear them might be embarrassed by their appearance. We were also concerned that an eye patch does not allow a child to use both eyes at the same time and while wearing it, a child cannot see in three dimensions and may have trouble playing sports. We thought of alternative ways to block the image going to one eye other than an eye patch. We wanted something that could be worn like eyeglasses, that could be turned on and off as needed so that the child could use both eyes together and see in three dimensions at least some of the time. A liquid crystal display was the most natural way to achieve our objective. The Strabismus Glasses would help a child's self-esteem by allowing them to treat their condition without having to use an eye-patch.