Clinical Trial for Dry Eye Disease

Life With Dry Eye Disease

Millions of Americans struggle with producing enough tears to keep their eyes wet. This could be caused by a condition called Dry Eye Disease (DED). Dry Eye could be caused by either reduced aqueous production from the lacrimal glands, known as Aqueous Deficiency Dry Eye, or a deficient tear film layer which increases tear evaporation, known as Evaporative Dry Eye. Although most patients have a mild form of the disease, Dry Eye can significantly impact one’s quality of life. Symptoms include:

  • Burning or stinging eyes 
  • Scratchy feeling or itchy eyes 
  • Red eyes 
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurry vision 

About the Study

Researchers are looking for adults 18 years or older with dry eye disease to test a new investigational medication (a new eye drop medication). The study will look at how safe and effective the medication is.  
The study aims to enroll around 120 participants to advance our understanding of dry eye treatments and their impact on quality of life. 

Who Are We Looking For


You may qualify to participate if you:

  • Are 18 years or older 
  • Have a history of dry eye disease for at least 6 months 
  • Have a history of using eye drops for dry eye symptoms in the last 6 months 
  • Have not had any ocular or lid surgeries in the last 6 months 
  • Are willing to discontinue the use of contact lenses for the duration of the study

What Can You Expect


If you qualify for this study, here is what you can expect:

  • Study Visits: You will be asked to attend 6 visits over approximately 10 weeks.
  • Compensation: For your time and participation and for completing 6 study visits, you may be compensated up to $1,000.

During these visits, you will go through a series of assessments, including:

  • Eye Exam: You will receive a comprehensive eye examination to assess your eye health.
  • Medical History: We will inquire about your medical history and current medications.
  • Questionnaires: You will be asked to complete various study questionnaires to provide valuable insights.

Additionally, there are other assessments that the study team will discuss with you in great detail during your visits.

High-level Study Details


Dry Eye Disease Research Study

Recruitment Status

Currently Enrolling

Study Length

6 Visits Over 10 Weeks


Up To $1,000 For Those Who Qualify and Who Complete 6 Study Visits 

Current Locations

Colorado Springs, Colorado; 
Erie, Pennsylvania; 
Memphis, Tennessee;  
Newport Beach, California; 
Shelby, North Carolina 

Upcoming Locations

We are adding new locations for this study regularly. Please complete the form below, and we will contact you when a site is added near you.