New contact lens study (Study ID: POINTER)

What are we trying to learn?

This study aims to evaluate the tear film lipid layer (outmost layer of tears) in participants with and without symptoms of dry eye. The tear lipid layer of the participants will be imaged using two different devices and compared to check the clinical suitability of the device software. The goal is to develop a cost-effective, accessible eye care diagnostic tool to measure tear lipid layer thickness for dry eye assessment.

About the study

This study will be conducted over a single visit which includes screening, data collection and study exit. Total time commitment is 1 hour. The visit will include standard clinical procedures that you might encounter when you attend an eye exam.

What are the requirements?

  • You are 18 years or older.
  • You have not worn contact lenses in the past 1 month
  • You haven’t undergone any eye surgery in the past 3 months
  • You are willing and able to follow instructions and maintain the appointment schedule

How to participate

If you are interested in participating, please call for more details or to book your appointment at 519-888-4742.  Please provide the study ID POINTER when you call. You will be provided with all relevant study information prior to study enrollment and you are under no obligation to participate.


Time Commitment

Start Date

End Date

$20 1 hour July 2019 September 2019