Dry eye study for people who don’t wear contact lenses (Study ID: Turmeric)

What are we trying to learn?

This study will investigate the effectiveness of two oral supplements on the improvement of symptoms in dry eye patients. Eligible participants will be given one of two oral supplements to take once a day for approximately three months.

Time Commitment

If eligible, you will be asked to take a liquid oral supplement provided by us and attend the following visit schedule, for a total of 3 visits over approximately 3 months.

  • Visit 1 – Screening visit to determine eligibility –  1.5 hours
  • Visit 2 – One-month progress visit – 1 hour
  • Visit 3 – Three-month progress visit – 1 hour
  • At-home questionnaires and daily logs – 2 hours

Total time commitment – 5.5 hours

The visits will include standard clinical procedures that you might encounter when you attend a routine eye exam.

What are the requirements?

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 19 years of age
  • You must also be using drops for dry eye on a daily basis

To learn more or register

Send us an email to cclrstudies@uwaterloo.ca or call 519-888-4742 and we’ll be happy to help you register and answer any questions.


Time Commitment

Start Date

End Date

$110 5.5 hours August 2017 Ongoing