Category Archives: adults aged 17+

New contact lens study for young adults (Study ID: MULBERRY)

Despite improvements in contact lens materials, many contact lens wearers commonly report symptoms such as discomfort by the end of the day. It has been suggested that daily disposable Myopia, or nearsightedness, occurs when the eye is too long and typically worsens as children and young adults grow. The goal of myopia control treatment is to slow this progression, reducing the risk of vision threatening problems later in life. One example of myopia control is the MiSight contact lens, which has been shown by previous research to reduce myopia progression in children aged 8-12. Since some individuals see myopia progression up to age 25, this study is investigating if individuals aged 17-25 can achieve comfort and vision satisfaction with the MiSight lens.

About the study

This study consists of 4 in-office appointments and 1 at home remote questionnaire, over 3 months.

Visit 1 & 2: Screening, baseline measurements and dispense of study lenses – 1.5 hours

Visit 3: 2 week follow up – 1 hour

Visit 4: 1 month follow up – 1.25 hours

Visit 5: 2 month follow up, remote at home questionnaire – 0.25 hours

Visit 6: 3 month follow up and study exit – 1.5 hour

Total time commitment5.5 hours

The study visit includes standard procedures that would often be encountered during a regular eye exam. Please note that physical distancing cannot be guaranteed during all procedures but will be maintained whenever possible.

What are the requirements?

To be eligible for this study, you must meet the following criteria:

•             Aged 17-25

•             Currently wearing soft contact lenses

•             Prescription between -0.75 and -6.00 D, with no more than -0.75 D of astigmatism in each eye

Reimbursement

In appreciation of the time involved, you will receive $20 per hour, or $110 upon study completion. Parking passes will be provided as required.

How to participate

If you are interested in participating, please email corestudies@uwaterloo.ca with the subject line “MULBERRY”. You will be provided with all relevant study information prior to study enrollment, and you are under no obligation to participate.

New contact lens study (Study ID: CORGI)

What are we trying to learn?

The purpose of this study is to refit wearers of daily disposable contact lenses who currently experience symptoms of dry eye and discomfort during lens wear, with a different type of daily disposable contact lens.

We will evaluate the performance of your habitual lenses and the study lenses by taking measurements and asking you questions about your lens wearing experience.

About the study

If eligible, you will be asked to follow the study instructions and attend the following visits:

  • Visit 1 – Screening to determine eligibility– 1.5 hour
  • 1 week of habitual lens wear
  • Visit 2 – Baseline measurement & study lens dispense – 1 hour
  • 1 month of study lens wear
  • Visit 3 –1-month-follow-up visit & study exist – 1 hour


Total time commitment4.5 hours (3.5 hours of study visits plus 1 additional hour for at-home ratings)

The visits will include standard clinical procedures that you might encounter when you attend an eye exam.

What are the requirements?

  • You are at least 17 years of age
  • You are currently wearing daily disposable contact lenses at least 1 day a week and experience symptoms of dryness or discomfort
  • You are willing to wear daily disposable contact lenses at least 3 days a week for the duration of the study.
  • You are willing and able to follow instructions and maintain the appointment schedule

Reimbursement

In appreciation of your time you will receive up to $90. Parking passes will be provided as required.

How to participate

If you are interested in participating, please email corestudies@uwaterloo.ca with the subject line: CORGI.  You will be provided with all relevant study information prior to study enrolment and you are under no obligation to participate.