The primary objectives of EYE

1. To advance the scientific knowledge in the Vision Science in order to develop advanced presbyopic therapeutic solutions

which will positively impact the quality of the life of the patients. The specific scientific objectives include:

  • Improvement of the therapeutic solutions for the presbyopia based on the needs of each patient (personalized contact lenses).
  • Development of new technologies and tools capable of predicting the best contact lenses for each patient and monitoring the fitting process beyond the optometrist´s consultation room.

2. To train 5 early-stage researchers (ESRs)

providing them with knowledge in the state-of-the-art concepts and leading-edge research techniques essential to study the human eye’s behaviour, working experience in the private sector, as well as a solid professional networking for future career development.

All students will be enrolled into the PhD programme at UCM, which is one of the largest universities in Spain. 

The students will perform research projects under supervision of Principal Researchers representing the Partners of the EYE network, and will participate in training activities organised by the local and network level, involving complementary skills training.

The synergies among the partners are designed to provide an intersectorial and multidisciplinary training which will ensure opportunities for international mobility and increase employability.

3. To boost the impact and the international visibility of the EU funding

through the dissemination, communication and exploitation activities planned within the project, as well as establishment of a long-term synergic collaboration among academic and private sectors.

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Management of presbyopia is a common challenge for clinicians, researchers and patients alike.

Presbyopia is most commonly compensated through bifocal and progressive addition spectacle lenses. However, it suffers from ergonomic and psychological disadvantages. Contact lenses are often better suited to modern lifestyles. However, there is currently no “perfect” contact lens for presbyopes that provides comfort and uncompromised simultaneous optical images for all distances.

Given the ubiquity and inevitability of presbyopia, there is a clear and urgent need for further research to develop new presbyopia correction strategies.

The EYE project aims to develop a new prototype of a comfortable contact lens that provides good vision at all distances to meet the needs of the presbyopic population.


ESR4 had the honor of participating in the XXVI International Congress of Optometry and Contactology and the 2nd International Meeting of Vision and Sport at the Sport Lisboa and Benfica Stadium this March. He presented his valuable insights on how contact lens parameters impact tear film. A heartfelt thank you to UPOOP for organizing such an impactful event! #upoop #congressoupoop #slb #benfica #visaoedesporto #xxvicongressoupoop #MSCA #H2020 #EYEproject #ITN #EuropeanYoungEYE #MarieCurieFellowships #IndustrialDoctorate #EuropeanCommision #ResearchProgram #AlainAfflelou #Markennovy #universidadcomplutensedemadrid

On the training week of 9th to the 11th April of 2024, we had the opportunity to share our advances on the EYE project in an internal meeting. #MSCA #H2020 #EYEproject #ITN #EuropeanYoungEYE #MarieCurieFellowships #IndustrialDoctorate #EuropeanCommision #ResearchProgram #AlainAfflelou #Markennovy #lacomplutense

From the 9th to the 11th April of 2024, we had the opportunity to follow training courses on different ways to apply innovative ideas developed during the PhD studies. Some of the courses included Intellectual Property, Trademark Policies, Entrepreneurship, innovation facilities for startups and presentation of highly qualified career positions in industry and academia. #MSCA #H2020 #EYEproject #ITN #EuropeanYoungEYE #MarieCurieFellowships #IndustrialDoctorate #EuropeanCommision #ResearchProgram #AlainAfflelou #Markennovy #lacomplutense

European Young Eye project announces our latest publication: 'Contact Lens Fitting and Changes in Tear Film Dynamics: Mathematical and Computational Models Review,' a review that unveils the complexities of contact lens fitting through advanced mathematical and computational models, revolutionizing our understanding of eye care science. Read the full article here: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00417-024-06400-5 #msca #H2020 #EYEproject #ITN #europeanyoungeye #mariecuriefellowship #industrialdoctorate #europeancommision #researchprogram #alainafflelou #markennovy #universidadcomplutensedemadrid

The first article of the EYE project is now available for everyone to read. This article provides details on the item bank creation process related to the development and validation of the presbyopic contact lens Patient Reported Outcomes instrument. https://jpro.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s41687-024-00689-w #msca #H2020 #EYEproject #ITN #europeanyoungeye #mariecuriefellowship #industrialdoctorate #europeancommision #researchprogram #alainafflelou #markennovy #universidadcomplutense

ESR1 & ESR4 have published chapters on contact lenses and tear film dynamics in the book ‘Temas actuales de Optometría 2022’. These findings were first showcased at the 'SIYO congress 2022' held by Universitat de València-Estudi General in November, 2022 and later selected for inclusion in this prestigious publication. Want to delve deeper? Check out the details below: 🔖 ISBN: 978-84-9133-543-6 🔗 DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7203/PUV-OA-544-3 Get your copy here: https://www.latenda.es/es/busqueda/listaLibros.php?tipoBus=full&palabrasBusqueda=temas+actuales @siyo_symposium #MSCA #H2020 #EYEproject #ITN #EuropeanYoungEYE #MarieCurieFellowships #IndustrialDoctorate #EuropeanCommision #ResearchProgram #AlainAfflelou #Markennovy @uni.complutense

EYE Recruitment Form

Applications must contain a CV, motivation letter, publication list, contact information of two referees, copy of the Degree and Master title (when applicable). Add all documents in one ZIP.

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Purposes and legitimation of the treatment: maintain a commercial relationship (for the legitimate interest of the person in charge, art. 6.1.f GDPR) and the sending of communications of products or services (by consent of the interested party, art. 6.1.a GDPR).

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Communication of the data: the data will not be communicated to third parties, except legal obligation. Rights that assist the user: right to withdraw consent at any time. Right of access, rectification, portability and deletion of your data, and of limitation or opposition to its treatment. Right to file a claim with the Control Authority (www.aepd.es) if you consider that the treatment does not comply with current regulations.

Contact information to exercise your rights: info@eye.eu