Vision is one of our most valuable senses. At Berkeley Optometry, world-renowned faculty are exploring a rich array of research questions relating to how we see and why vision fails. The answers have the potential to change lives. 

Our goals are to explore new models and strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of ocular anomalies by conducting patient-based clinical studies/trials, as well as translational research.

Our researchers are involved in clinical trials and studies that often seek participants. Current studies described below.

Amblyopia or “Lazy Eye”

Amblyopia, also referred to as ‘lazy eye’, is a neuro-developmental abnormality that results in physiological alterations in the visual pathways and impaired vision in one eye, less commonly in both.

Contact Lens Studies

We have various contact lens studies throughout the year, and we welcome anyone who is a current soft contact lens wearer (with or without lens-induced discomfort) to participate.

Extended Contact Lens Study

In this study, you will be able to try lenses that you can sleep in.

Ocular Surface Study

Our Ocular Surface Study looks very closely at the ocular surface and provides participants a thorough evaluation of their eyes.

Myopia “CHAMPS” Study

This study is investigating whether the use of an eye drop used daily before bedtime can safely slow the progression of myopia in children. Currently closed for enrollment.

Scleral Lens Study

This study evaluates safety and efficacy of scleral lenses for those patients with compromised or healthy corneas.

Tear Production Study

The Tear Production Study examines the accuracy and efficiency of current tear production measuring methods.