Earl L. Smith III, O.D., Ph.D., University of Houston (image) University of Houston Share Print E-Mail Caption The NIH's National Eye Institute granted University of Houston College of Optometry $1.9 million for research on nearsightedness in children. Dr. Earl L. Smith is looking at how certain aspects of indoor lighting affect eye growth and testing a new pharmaceutical agent that has shown promise in slowing the development of myopia. Credit Thomas Campbell Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.