Clinical Optical Research Lab

Who are we....

The Clinical Optics Research Lab (CORL) was founded by Dr. Pete Kollbaum. CORL is part of the Borish Center for Ophthalmic Research at the Indiana University School of Optometry.

What we do...

CORL performs cutting-edge translational clinical optics research. The goal of this research is to improve the vision and clinical care of patients by achieving the following aims:
1. Evaluate and predict the success of refractive interventions and visual corrections
2. Develop outcome measures to enhance a clinician’s ability to treat patients and the researchers ability to quantify improvements in care and determine causes for failures
3. Improve ocular diagnostics for the detection, diagnosis, and correction of corneal disease
4. Generate improvements in refractive interventions and visual corrections through controlled optical manipulations

How you can help...

Working with industry partners, CORL has helped design and evaluate many of the contact lenses and contact lens care products on the market today, helping millions of people around the world see. We are always testing the newest ideas and products that may be available to you as a consumer in the future. To do this, however, we need your help by providing your feedback, such as how well you see, how comfortable you are, etc. We are always looking for individuals who are currently able to wear contact lenses, are interested in trying contact lenses, or are hopeful contact lenses may solve problems you may be experiencing. With your help, we can continue to make improvements in these products, and hopefully your ability to see and wear them comfortably, safely, and affordably in the future.

What you get for your participation...

As a participant in our research studies and for providing your thoughts and feedback, you will be paid for your time, while you simultaneously gain the opportunity to experience new contact lenses or care products.

Sign up to participate…

If you or someone you know might be interested in finding out more about possible ongoing or future studies, please visit our participate page. By completing a brief questionnaire you will help provide us with your contact information as well as some information about your eyes. From there, the doctors may contact you when they have a study you qualify for, in order to see if you would like to participate. If you choose not to participate in the study when you are contacted, there is no penalty, and your name will remain in the database for the next study or until you choose to remove it.

Contact Information:
Clinical Optics Research Lab
Indiana University School of Optometry
800 E. Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

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Call us: 812-855-5500