Oculus Research, Inc.

Center Information

Carol Aune, OD
Director of Research
Oculus Research, Inc.
4170 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-346-6945
Fax: 919-772-8818

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas



Oculus Research is a clinical research company that specializes in ophthalmic research and is focused on the well-being of our patients. We were founded in 2012 and are based in Raleigh, North Carolina. We conduct research studies that include all ages.

  • Motivated by deep respect for the scientific value of clinical research and the ethical management of our clinical patients.
  • Fully developed Standard Operating Procedures including QA audit tools and procedures for FDA compliance
  • Ongoing review of clinical trial regulations and system adaptation
  • Prompt turn-around of regulatory documents, contracts, and budgets
  • Strong subject recruitment plans as demonstrated by solid enrollment results
  • Accurate trial performance in a timely manner with data integrity


We specialize in ophthalmic research studies, including glaucoma/ocular hypertension, adenoviral and bacterial conjunctivitis, blepharitis, keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye), myopia control, presbyopia, and devices such as contact lenses.


We are located at Eyecare Center in Garner North Carolina just south of downtown Raleigh. We are near several major highways and interstate 40, making travel to the office from anywhere in the triangle convenient.



Carol Aune, OD is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Houston College of Optometry. As a practicing optometrist sees patients at EyeCareCenter. She is also the Director of Research and a Principal Investigator at Oculus Research which is located at EyeCareCenter. Her years of experience writing prescriptions, diagnosing and treating eye disease as well fitting specialty contact lenses have given her a great deal of knowledge expertise in optometry. Additionally, she has both experience and training in clinical research including current GCP. She receives ongoing training in optometry and clinical research to ensure that she is up to date with the latest research, technology, practices, and techniques.


In addition to our Principal Investigator, many of our studies include one of our Sub-Investigators. With varying backgrounds and specialties including retina, cornea/cataract, and primary care, our Sub-Investigators are a great addition to our research team.


Our highly qualified study team has extensive experience in clinical research with exemplary community reputation.

  • Our Investigators have a total of 25 years of clinical research experience.
  • Optometrist, Ophthalmologists with retina and cornea specializations.
  • Our Clinical staff has over 60 years of cumulative clinical research experience, including pharmaceutical R&D drug development, CRO, and audit experience. Certified Phlebotomist on staff.
  • We have worked with large and small pharmaceutical companies and with universities, as well as several CROs. Our success begins with the selection of projects. We will not commit to a study unless we feel certain we can successfully meet or exceed enrollment.
  • We pride ourselves in having been a top enroller for our completed clinical trials.
  • All our investigators and clinical staff are extensively knowledgeable, trained and experienced with FDA requirements, GCP, and ICH guidelines.


Oculus Research is located at Eyecare Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. This partnership increases our access to willing and qualified volunteers. Our research population includes rural, urban and suburban patients ranging from infants to the elderly. The greater Raleigh area also offers a diverse ethnic population. We recognize the success of every clinical trial hinges on the success of the recruiting strategies for identifying qualified and compliant patients. We have access to thousands of patient records allowing rapid retrieval of patient data based on diagnosis. Our referral network includes optometrist and ophthalmologists, as well as sub- investigators who refer qualified patients.

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