The CCLR is continually looking for suitably qualified candidates to conduct contact lens research at the graduate level.
Researchers at the CCLR study a wide variety of topics related to the eye, the ocular response to contact lens wear, contact lens materials and contact lens care products. The CCLR has laboratory facilities for studying ocular physiology, visual performance and psychophysical phenomena associated with contact lens use as well as contact lens wettability and deposition.
Collaboration with faculty within the School of Optometry and other University of Waterloo departments such as Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Systems Design Engineering and Physics is offers applicants an opportunity to work with several other disciplines. Current research areas include:
extended wear of contact lenses
presbyopic contact lens options
corneal and epithelial thickness
the tear film
imaging and digitizing ocular features
corneal and conjunctival sensitivity
the symptomatology of contact lens wear
contact lens wettability and deposition
Of particular appeal are those candidates who have an interest in the areas of image analysis, biochemistry, biomedical engineering and optics. A degree in optometry or ophthalmology would be advantageous but is not essential.