If you are a candidate for any of our active clinical studies, your doctor will discuss them with you at the time of your exam. Call 651-275-3000 to schedule an exam or request an appointment online.
Participating in clinical research is a long standing part of the Associated Eye Care Mission to provide excellence in patient care.
These FDA Clinical Trials allow our patients access to new technologies, treatments, medications, surgical techniques and devices often years before they are available to the general public. Our doctors continue to be involved in the development and improvement of leading edge ophthalmic techniques and products.
As a result of the willingness of our patients to participate in these studies, new and innovative ideas become reality. For most studies there are minimal extra visits to the clinic, but some require periodic lengthy visits over a two to five year commitment. These studies become a partnership between the doctor and the patient to ensure that protocols are followed, and all relevant information is captured. Many patients see this as a “pay it forward” opportunity for future patients to gain access to new standards of care.
The combination of innovative doctors, and compliant study patients has led to AEC being regarded as a center of excellence for ophthalmic companies to partner with for clinical research. Our doctors have participated in all phases of the FDA approval process as well as post-marketing studies over the past 20 plus years.
If you are a candidate for any of our active clinical studies, your doctor will discuss this with you at the time of your exam.