Evaluating deposition of tear film components on contact lenses in a sophisticated in vitro eye-blink model

Contact lenses are one of the most successful biomedical devices on the market, with approximately 140 million wearers worldwide. Despite their success, these devices still struggle with discomfort, which ultimately leads people to stop using the product. One of the reasons is the buildup of tear film components on contact lenses while wearing them. The objective of this project is to understand how tear film components deposit on contact lenses using a sophisticated eye model. This eye model, OcuBlink, was developed by the partner organization, and simulates some key properties of the eye. The benefit of this project for the company is that they will be able to test their product, and further develop their platform to better mimic the actual eye. Furthermore, it will also build credibility for the eye model for testing industry products.

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Vivian Chan
Faculty Supervisor: 
Lyndon Jones
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Ontario
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