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Optometry and Vision Science

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. Aug. 11, 2016Waterloo Optometry study featured on US News & World Report’s Health DayEye exam in progress

    Routine eye exams catch vision problems before symptoms appear, according to research by Optometry and Vision Science Professor Elizabeth Irving and colleagues at the University of Waterloo. Their study, published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science and featured last month by several news outlets in the United States including US News & World Report Health Day, tracked nearly 6400 patients visiting the University of Waterloo Optometry Clinic over a year.

  2. Aug. 1, 2016Ben Thompson receives CIHR Bridge grant to study non-invasive brain stimulation for treating lazy eye

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) awarded Professor Ben Thompson of the School of Optometry and Vision Science a $100,000 bridge grant to study how non-invasive brain stimulation can help adults recover from brain-based visual disorders such as amblyopia.

  3. June 29, 2016Waterloo vision scientist Chris Hudson featured in the Globe and MailChris Hudson working in his lab

    It’s been said that our eyes are “windows to the soul” and for good reason: it turns out the retina located at the back of the eye is actually an extension of our brain’s outermost layer.

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Canadian Association of Optometrists