Contact Lenses and Infiltrative Keratitis (CLIK) Pilot Study

This study is now closed to enrollment.

Why we are doing this study:
To examine the relationship between tear proteins and the risk of developing infiltrative keratitis (inflammation of the eye) in soft contact lens wearers.

Who can be in the study:

  • Between 18 and 30 years of age
  • Healthy soft contact lens wearers OR soft contact lens wearers with a history of infiltrative keratitis
  • Non-smoker
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Other questions will be asked prior to enrollment in the study

What the study involves:
The study involves three visits over two days. Each visit will last less than one hour. During the study you will have a small amount of your tears collected and be asked to wear a pair of contact lenses during the day and overnight.

Will you directly benefit from the study?
Being in this study won't directly benefit you but it will help us learn more about contact lens complications so we can better educate and care for future patients.

Other things you should know about the study:
You may receive up to $150 for your time to be in the study. You will receive $50 for the first visit, $40 for the second visit, $60 for the third visit.