Clinical Research Studies

The Eye Associates feels that it’s important to always be on the cutting edge of new technology. Our physicians and staff routinely participate in national educational meetings and workshops, either learning or teaching others about the latest treatment options for our patients. Because of this, The Eye Associates has been chosen to participate in many clinical studies in order to advance eye-related research and bring the latest treatments to patients.

The Eye Associates conducts various clinical research studies on Glaucoma, Cataracts, Dry Eyes, Retinal, IOLs, Uveitis, Blepharitis, Contact Lenses, Surgical Drugs and more. To find out if we are recruiting participants for a condition that you have, please contact clinical research studies at (941) 792-3937 ext. 2649.

We are currently enrolling patients for the following clinical research studies:

Presbyopia Inlay Study

Objective:

This study may reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses.

Eligibility:          

You have had cataract surgery but still need to wear reading glasses.

Compensation: Study patient will receive free office visits;

Study patient will receive free office visits; eyecare; and travel and time compensation during the study.

Toric IOL vs Standard IOL Study 

Objective:

6-month study is to assess the visual distortions and ongoing safety of the Toric Intraocular lenses.

Eligibility:    

Patients must be 22 years or older.  Patients must have astigmatism and be diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes that are ready for cataract surgery.

Compensation:

Study patient will receive free office visits; eyecare; and travel and time compensation during the
study.

Uveitis Study 

Objective:

This is a 2-month study for a non-evasive delivery system to administer medication to the eye.

Eligibility:    

  1. Age 12 to 85 years with a diagnosis of non-infectious anterior segment uveitis defined as an anterior chamber (AC) cell count of ≥ 11 cells
  2. Receive, understand, and sign a copy of the written informed consent form (ICF)
  3. Be able to return for all study visits and willing to comply with all study-related instructions

Compensation:

Study patient will receive free office visits; eyecare; and travel and time compensation during the
study.

Please contact Clinical Research Studies at (941) 792-3937 ext. 2649 for more information about clinical studies.