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. Oct. 1, 2020The gift of sight: Anne-Marie and Heinz Brune’s legacy gift will help fight devastating eye and brain diseases
    illustration of a tiny researcher moving branches aside to allow light in

    Macular degeneration robbed Anne-Marie Brune of her sight. But because of a gift that she and her husband Heinz made to Waterloo, other people with the same condition may recover their vision.

    The Brunes believed in the power of science to transform lives touched by disease, and they dedicated their entire estate to research that will “advance the human condition.” Their gift to Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science will further that goal by supporting research in eye and brain diseases that afflict thousands of people around the world.

  2. Sep. 29, 2020Dr. Zay Khan talks about screens and children's vision on Rogers TV
    Dr. Zay Khan

    Dr. Zay Khan appeared on In Studio to talk about the effects of screens on children’s vision. Dr. Kahn shared recommendations for the amount of screen time children should have each day, as well as tips on setting up a space for computer learning. Watch the interview here.

  3. Sep. 23, 2020Dr. William Ngo wins Korb - Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant
    William Ngo

    The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has named William Ngo, OD, PhD, FAAO as this year’s recipient of the Korb - Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant.

    Dr. Ngo is head of Biosciences at the Centre for Ocular Research and Education and a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science.

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  1. Nov. 1, 2020Continuing education weekend: Contemporary eye care for 2020 and beyond

    3 CE hours

    • COVID-19 implications for contact lens wear - COPE ID: 68194-CL - Dr. Lyndon Jones
    • Rapid fire: Hot topics in optometry 2020 and beyond


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