Eurolens Research

Offering a full clinical research service to contact lens and other ophthalmic industries



Established in 1990, Eurolens Research has been delivering a full clinical research service to industry for almost 30 years.

Specialising in contact lens and ocular surface clinical studies, we are involved in key design and material studies, and offer expertise in novel approaches to clinical examinations, image processing and assessment of the inflammatory status of the ocular surface.

Being fully integrated within a world-class university gives us access to scientists from multiple disciplines, interesting collaborative opportunities and the latest research tools, and allows us to offer postgraduate research opportunities.



Volunteers needed

Volunteer as a participant in a clinical study and be compensated for your time.

Our volunteers are very important to us – without them our research would not be possible.

Each year, we run 20-30 clinical studies for the global ophthalmic industry and need volunteers on a regular basis. We are always keen to hear from people that would like to get involved, particularly contact lens wearers.

Eurolens Research is OPEN and our team is working, some at home and some at the Carys Bannister Building. Our emails to are being regularly checked during standard office hours, and will be answered quickly. We may not always be able to answer our main phone (0161 306 2132).



Current opportunities 


WE ARE RECRUITING FOR STUDIES. Please contact us if you are interested in getting involved. We currently are looking for:


  • Daily disposable contact lens wearers (aged 18-45) for a contact lens comfort study (ref 639).
  • Non-contact lens wearers (or lapsed wearers) for a study comparing the performance of two ‘artificial tears’ eye drop products in users of digital devices (ref 673).
  • Daily disposable contact lens wearers for a study investigating the interactions of a lipid eye balm with contact lenses and the tear film (ref 650).
  • Contact lens wearers (aged 18-40) for a study comparing the visual performance of two designs of soft contact lenses (spherical and toric) and spectacle lens correction (ref 683).
  • Contact lens wearers with a low power required for a study assessing the performance of a contact lens in users of digital displays (ref 677).
  • Contact lens wearers and non-wearers aged 18-45 years (ref 674).




Clinical research services

Our experienced team can manage your ophthalmic clinical research from start to finish.

Facilities and expertise

  • Fully equipped ophthalmic clinic
  • Specialised clinical equipment including: confocal microscopes, ocular coherence tomographers, corneal topographers and ophthalmic imaging systems
  • Design and build of bespoke ophthalmic research equipment
  • Full image analysis capability



Our people

We take pride in our team of academic staff, research optometrists, study co-ordinators, administrators and research students.

Principal Investigators

Professor Philip Morgan

Director of Eurolens Research and Professor of Optometry,
The University of Manchester

Dr Carole Maldonado-Codina

Associate Director of Eurolens and Senior Lecturer in Optometry, The University of Manchester

Dr Michael Read

New Technologies Manager, Eurolens Research,
The University of Manchester




For all enquiries, please contact our main office:

tel: +44 (0)161 306 2132