The School supports the Ontario Association of Optometrists’ recent emergency action. Learn how this may affect your appointment.

Optical Services

Optical Services staffThe Optical Services area of the School of Optometry and Vision Science is open to the public. Optical Services' services include new frame selections, filling of prescriptions for new eyewear, adjustments and repairs to current spectacles, dispensing of sunglasses, sports vision appliances such as swim goggles and racquetball glasses, and non-prescription sunglasses. The dispensary has a wide selection of frames and the staff of the area continually update the students on the lenses available so as to be on the leading edge of ophthalmic technology. All students work under the supervision of certified opticians.

Optical Services is available to members of the public and the university community who have had their eyes examined at the school or elsewhere.


Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, appointments for Optical Services are required.

For further information, please call 519-888-4733 or University of Waterloo 519-888-4567 ext. 84733.