Toyos Clinic has over a half a century of combined clinical research experience and are on the leading edge of clinical developments in many areas like dry eye, glaucoma, cataract surgery, refractive surgery, pterygium neurotrophic keratiis and more. Why should you consider participating? The answers are a varied as the individuals participating in them.

Participating in a research trial can offer numerous benefits, both for individuals involved and for society as a whole. These trials play a crucial role in advancing medical knowledge, developing new treatments, and improving healthcare outcomes. Here are some key benefits of participating in research trials:

1. Access to Cutting-Edge Treatments: Research trials often involve testing innovative therapies, medications, or medical devices that are not yet available to the general public. By participating in a trial, individuals may have access to these advanced treatments, which could potentially improve their health outcomes or quality of life.

2. Contribution to Medical Knowledge: Research trials help expand our understanding of diseases, conditions, and their treatment options. By participating in a trial, individuals contribute valuable data and insights that can lead to scientific discoveries and medical advancements. This knowledge can benefit future patients by informing the development of more effective treatments and interventions.

3. Close Monitoring and Care: Participants in research trials typically receive close monitoring and care from healthcare professionals throughout the duration of the study. This level of attention can provide reassurance to individuals and their families, as any changes in health status can be promptly addressed and managed by the study team.

4. Potential for Personalized Treatment: Some research trials aim to identify biomarkers or genetic factors that influence treatment response. By participating in these trials, individuals may receive personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique biological characteristics, maximizing the likelihood of a positive outcome.

5. Financial Assistance: In some cases, research trials may cover the costs associated with study-related procedures, medications, or medical visits. This can alleviate financial burdens for participants and make healthcare more accessible to individuals who may not have the means to afford certain treatments or services. Beyond free care and access to new innovative treatments, many companies do pay for qualifying patients time and sometimes for travel expenses.

6. Empowerment and Advocacy: By participating in research trials, individuals become active participants in their own healthcare journey. They gain a deeper understanding of their condition, treatment options, and the importance of medical research. This can empower participants to advocate for themselves and others within the healthcare system, driving positive change and improving access to care.

7. Sense of Purpose: Many participants in research trials find fulfillment in knowing that they are contributing to the advancement of science and the betterment of society. The opportunity to make a meaningful impact on future generations can provide a sense of purpose and satisfaction that extends beyond individual health benefits.

Many of our patients participate in trials because they have not gotten relief with products or technologies currently in the marketplace and are seeking relief. At Toyos Clinic, we have partnered with and continue to partner with companies  and the FDA to bring  new and innovative therapies to our patients and to all the patients like them in the world. We currently have opportunities to participate in  dry eye research including some trials with free IPL for dry eye, autoimmune dry eye and Sjogren’s, contact lens trials, glaucoma resarch and neurotrophic keratitis in dry eye and ulcers. Call Sarah today at 615.327.4015 or email today to find out if you qualify to participate in clnical research at Toyos Clinic.