This year, the Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund (COETF) awarded funding to 13 research projects conducted by faculty and graduate students at the School of Optometry & Vision Science. This article is part of a series that highlights some of these projects.
The symptoms of dry eye disease (DED), which affects an estimated 30% of Canadians, include irritated eyes and blurry vision. People who use extended-wear contact lenses may also experience similar symptoms.
Amblyopia (“lazy eye”) is among the most common causes of visual impairment in developed countries. Until recently, adults with the condition were considered untreatable, leaving them with significant, economic and social disadvantages.
Testing contact lens components on humans and animals can be expensive and controversial, and conventional testing using vials doesn’t adequately represent the structure of the eye or a lens wearer’s experience.