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Contact Lens and Orthokeratology 

Study Title This study might be a good fit if you meet the following criteria

Microbial Contamination of orthokeratology lenses and cases

  • You are aged 18-40 years
  • Have short sightedness up to -6.00DS and less than -1.50DC of astigmatism
  • Have good ocular and general health
  • No contraindications for rigid contact lens wear
  • Have not worn or are currently wearing orthokeratology contact lenses

What does open eye lens centration tell us about the treatment zone centration after overnight wear of orthokerattology (OK) lenses?

  • You are interested in trialling OK lenses for 3 nights
  • You are over 18 years of age
  • You have good ocular and general health
  • You have short sightedness between -1.00D and -6.00D and less than -1.50D of corneal astigmatism
  • You have less than 1.00D of difference in short sightedness between the two eyes

Tear film telomerase in NEOPHYTE contact lens wearers

  • Are not a contact lens wearer but are willing to try contact lenses.
  • Are aged over 18 years.
  • Have healthy eyes.

How effective are anti-bacterial contact lens storage cases? 

  • Aged 18 years or older
  • A current frequent replacement soft contact lens wearer (hydrogel or silicone hydrogel) 
  • Not a daily disposable or extended soft or rigid contact lens wearer (including ortho-keratology lenses) 
  • Willing to wear your contact lenses on a daily basis for a minimum of 4 days per week for the duration of the study
  • Willing to use the study prescribed contact lens cleaning and disinfection solution and lens storage case for the duration of the study

Evaluation of the Clinical Performance of Multifocal Orthokeratology Lenses in Young Healthy Adults

  • Aged between 18 and 40 years
  • Have refractive error between -2.00 and -5.00D; corneal toricity <1.50D; refractive error difference of <0.75D between eyes
  • No strabismus or amblyopia
  • No history of rigid contact lens wear, and no contraindications for rigid lens wear
  • Soft contact lens wearers willing to discontinue lens wear for at least 24 hours before participation
  • Good ocular health with no history of ocular trauma or surgery, no ocular pathology or active ocular surface disease
  • Good general health and no medications which may influence ocular health
  • Willing and able to comply with the treatment and follow-up schedule

 

Do contact lenses change your eyes during wear?

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Are healthy and have never worn contact lenses previously or have not worn contact lenses during the past six months
  • You currently wear glasses but are interested in wearing contact lenses, with refractive correction of - 0.5 to -6 dioptre in both eyes, or+0.50 to +6.00D with astigmatism of 0.75 dioptre or less
  • You wear glasses to correct your short or long sight (but only have an astigmatism of 0.75D or less)
  • Are able to read and comprehend English and give written and informed consent
  • Are generally healthy and do not have issues that prevent you from safely wearing contact lenses
  • Are willing to wear the study contact lenses for the duration of 6 months
  • Have NOT had eye surgery, infection, allergies or acute inflammation in the last 3 months
  • Are NOT pregnant or lactating 

The Impact of Intense Pulsed Light on Contact Lens Discomfort

  • Aged over 18 years of age
  • Current contact lens wearer with contact lens discomfort 
  • Have not tanned in the past 4 weeks
  • Are not pregnant or nursing
  • Do not have any systemic diseases that affect ocular health
  • Have not had any surgery to your eyes within the last 12 weeks
  • Do not take ocular medication of category S3 and above
  • Do not have skin cancer or pigment lesions around your eyes