Clinical Research

Clinical Research at Bowden Eye

Clinical research is a branch of healthcare science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use. These may be used for prevention, treatment, diagnosis or for relieving symptoms of a disease.

Clinical research is not the same as clinical practice. In clinical practice established treatments are used, while in clinical research evidence is collected to establish a treatment.

Bowden Eye & Associates is recognized for our newly expanded program into clinical research.  Being a prominent member of Jacksonville’s healthcare community and providing the latest in proven treatments allows us to take part in clinical research to expand the future in ophthalmic treatments. We are proud to be provided these opportunities to make a difference.

Volunteers for studies

We are currently looking for volunteer patients to participate in multiple ongoing studies being conducted at Bowden Eye & Associates.  There are many benefits to being a participant patient in our clinical studies.

  • Discounted or covered, quality health exams provided by experienced doctors and medical research coordinators. (No insurance required.)
  • Access to experimental medicines under investigation as possible solutions for your present health challenges that other providers cannot provide.
  • Financial compensation may be available for those who qualify.

Please contact our office at (904) 296-0098 if you are interested in coming in for an exam to see if you meet any requirements to take part in our ongoing studies.

Areas of Study

Our study interests are always changing. Currently we have multiple studies being conducted at Bowden Eye & Associates that are centered on the following conditions:

  • Glaucoma
  • Dry Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Adenoviral
    • Bacterial

Future Studies will also include:

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Vision Correction

If you are a patient who has any of the above conditions, or if you are interested in coming in for an exam to see if you meet any requirements to take part in our ongoing studies please contact our office and our staff will be happy to assist you.