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.

The following are some of the studies that we are currently recruiting for:

Extended Depth of Focus IOL vs Standard IOL Study

Objective: This is a 6 month study to evaluate the visual outcome and the ongoing safety of the extended depth of focus intraocular lens.

Eligibility: Patient must be at least 22 years of age, diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes, with a pre-operative best corrected distance vision of 20/40 or worse.

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

Glaucoma Device vs Glaucoma Drops

Objective: This is a 3 year study to evaluate the efficacy of a medical implant containing an approved drug called Travaoprost that reduces high pressure in patients with ocular hyypertension or open-angle glaucoma.

Eligibility: Patient must be 18 years or older, diagnosed with ocular hypertension or open angle glaucoma, and currently taking 0-3 medications for ocular hypertension.

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