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Eurolens Research - are you aged 42+ and finding changes to your close/reading vision frustrating?


Study Design

This study will compare the short-term clinical performance of two multifocal contact lens brands, which are designed for use by people experiencing presbyopia (or age-related, reduced ability to focus at close range). In addition to providing important clinical data that could help the development of future contact lenses, it provides a good opportunity for volunteers to try multifocal contacts lenses and see if they could benefit from them. The study will involve standard eye examinations (including the application of optometric dye to eyes), photography of eyes (but not face), fitting of two contact lens brands and wearing each of them for approximately 15 minutes (in clinic only). Volunteers will also be asked to provide feedback on the contact lenses. Any relevant COVID safety measures will be in place for the protection of our volunteers and staff.

Inclusion Criteria

47 volunteers, aged at least 42 years, are required. Volunteers should be experiencing reduced ability to focus at close/reading range and have worn either contact lenses or glasses to improve this for at least 3 months. Further inclusion criteria apply and people with some eye or health problems, and women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, are unable to participate.

Duration and Appointments

The study will involve a single study visit, lasting approximately 2.5 hours.


Volunteers participating in this study will be reimbursed for their time. During the study, contact lens products will be provided free of charge. Travel costs or loss of earnings from your participation will be at volunteer’s own expense.

Contact details

For more information about this project, please contact or call the recruitment team on 0161 306 2132 (ref 726).

For further information about Eurolens Research and what you can expect as a study volunteer, please visit our website at