Helping people see

The School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, provides the only English optometric training in Canada leading to an accredited Doctor of Optometry degree. The school also provides a graduate program in Vision Science and Optometry. Extensive clinic programs support practical experience for students and health services for the public. Read more about the School of Optometry...

  1. Dec. 11, 2019Dr. Ben Thompson speaks at launch of new quantum research program
    Ben Thompson leaning against glass wall

    Quantum technology has the potential for application in a wide range of disciplines, including vision science. Dr. Ben Thompson of the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science recently spoke about how the technology has impacted his work at the launch of a new quantum research program.

  2. Dec. 10, 2019Help prevent contact lens waste
    contact lenses and water droplets on a white background

    Did you know that more than 290 million contact lenses end up in Canadian landfills or waterways every year? The lenses break down into microplastics that can harm the environment.

    You can now recycle your used contact lenses at the University of Waterloo’s Optometry Clinic.

  3. Nov. 20, 2019A champion for Paralympic athletes
    Kristine Dalton in her lab with optometry equipment in background

    Waterloo alumnus Kristine Dalton (OD ’07, MSc ’10) is helping to develop a sport-specific classification system that will level the playing field (or in this case the ski hill) for Paralympic athletes.

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