Indianapolis, IN – The Cornea Research Foundation of America has initiated a nationwide study comparing LASIK and contact lenses. The study will evaluate these two popular vision correction methods in relation to visual results, patient satisfaction, and quality of life issues. It is the first ever study to examine the relative benefits of contact lenses and LASIK.
In order to participate in the LASIK group, you must fit the following criteria:
- 21 or older
- Suffer from naturally occurring nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
- Have not undergone eye surgery in the past
Subjects participating in the contact lens group must meet the same criteria. Additionally, they must have worn contact lenses for a minimum of five years.
According to the Cornea Research Foundation of America, the purpose of the study is to determine whether there is a significant difference in visual satisfaction, visual complaints, and safety between these vision correction methods. Results will be measured by participant surveys conducted over the Internet using a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant Web portal. Participants will be asked to respond to surveys annually for three years following their date of entry into the study. Subjects will be compensated for their participation in the study.
“This pivotal landmark study has the potential to give timely and valuable information relative to these two widely used means of vision correction,” said Dr. Michael Gordon and Dr. Jack Weiss of the Gordon and Weiss Vision Institute. Dr. Gordon and Dr. Weiss will be evaluating participants in the San Diego, California area.
If you are interested in seeing if you are a suitable candidate for this study, please call 800-NEW-VISION for additional details.