Research Studies

Our practice is dedicated to the advancement of patient care through research. We participate in clinical studies to help find solutions for today’s issues in ophthalmology and optometry. Our clinical trials examine the safety and efficacy of a treatment protocol, medication (e.g. eye drops) or device (e.g. contact lenses).

Recent studies conducted by Heart of America Eye Care include:

  • Glaucoma eye drops and glaucoma procedures
  • Cataract
  • Eye drop absorption and generic eye drop efficacy
  • Allergic, viral and bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Dry eye
  • Droopy eyelid (ptosis)
  • Chalazion (stye)
  • Contact lenses and contact lens solution
  • Spectacle lenses
  • Blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction

Heart of America Eye Care’s research opportunities
The following research studies are currently being conducted. (click to view details)

Glaucoma Studies

Glaucoma Study 1

Ocular Therapeutics is investigating a different drug delivery for glaucoma patients. Typically, patients with glaucoma need to instill eye drops at least once a day. This study is looking at an extended drug release of Travoprost, an FDA-approved treatment for reducing intraocular pressure, via punctal plug (a small device inserted into the puncta /tear drainage opening of the eye).


  • At least 18-years-old
  • Have previous diagnosis of either Ocular Hypertension or Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Other inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply
  • Call (913) 362-3210, Option 7, for details

Study Specifics

  • Randomize, double-masked study
  • Participation lasts a minimum of 3 months with approximately 9-12 visits
  • Reimbursement available upon completion of study

Glaucoma Study 2

Glaucoma Study - Heart of America Eye Care

Being a participant in a study is an important decision. If you have any questions about a study or would like additional information, please call our Study Coordinator at (913) 362-3210, Option 7

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