New contact lens study (Study ID: RECORDER)

What are we trying to learn?

In this study, we will be evaluating the clinical performance of a daily disposable multifocal contact lens (CL) to correct difficulty of the eye to focus on near objects with distance correction (presbyopia) in people with short-sightedness (myopia).

About the study

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

  • Visit 1 – Screening part 1, interview, and study measurements– 3.5 hours
  • Visit 2 – Screening part 2, personality test, study measurements, CL fitting, CL insertion and  removal training, and study measurements– 3.5 hours
  • Visit 3 (1-week ) – CL optimization, and study measurements– 2.5 hours
  • Visit 4 (2-week) study measurements– 2.5 hours
  • Visit 5 (6-week) study measurements– 1 hour
  • Visit 6 (12-week) interview, study measurements, and study exit– 3 hours

Total time commitment – 16 hours over 6 visits

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

What are the requirements?

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

  • Must be at least 40 years of age
  • Have an eye examination within the last 2 years
  • Prescription between -0.50 and -6.00 Dioptre of spherical power with no greater than 1 Dioptre of astigmatism in each eye
  • Not a habitual monovision CL lens wearer, rigid lens wearer, multifocal CL wearer (in the past 2 years), or overnight contact lens wearer (in the past 6 months).

How to participate

If you are interested in participating, please email corestudies@uwaterloo.ca and mention the study name: RECORDER

If selected, you will be provided with all relevant study information prior to study enrollment, and you are under no obligation to participate.

Compensation

Time Commitment

Start Date

End Date

$320 16 hours over 6 visits Enrollment now open