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. If you call our office number 0161 306 2132, or email us ( during standard office hours, your call/email will be answered quickly.


Current opportunities:

  • Daily disposable contact lens wearers (aged 18-45) for a contact lens comfort study (ref 639).
  • Contact lens wearers and non-wearers aged 40+ for a daily disposable, multifocal contact lens study (ref 680).
  • Daily disposable contact lens wearers (aged 17-60 years) who buy their lenses from their optician (ref 675).
  • Contact lens wearers aged 18-35 years and with mild/moderate astigmatism for a study comparing spherical and toric contact lenses (ref 679).



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