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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...

Upcoming Vision Science Research Seminars:

Wednesday, 29th Mar 2017

Dr. Martin Steinbach, York University, Canada

Theme: Eye Movements, Strabismus

Tuesday, 25th April 2017 - GSRC Keynote Speaker

Dr. David Porreca, University of Waterloo, Canada

 Theme: Vision and Medieval Magic

  1. Feb. 14, 2017Patricia Hrynchak: Engaging Students Through Team-Based LearningDr. Patricia Hrynchak, School of Optometry

  2. Dec. 1, 2016New optometric residenciesA child is being tested for new glasses

    Two have been added to those offered by the School for 2016-17. The new residencies are Ocular Disease and Glaucoma, and Sports Vision and Vision Therapy, which are added to the offering of Cornea and Contact Lens, Pediatrics and Vision Therapy, and Low Vision Rehabilitation, bringing the total residencies offered to five.

  3. Nov. 25, 2016Kitchener-Waterloo representative Catherine Fife visits our Optometry ClinicKitchener-Waterloo representative Catherine Fife (NDP), visiting the Optometry Clinic

    On November 25th as part of Optometry Week 2016, Kitchener-Waterloo representative Catherine Fife (NDP), visited the Optometry Clinic at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science.  The purpose of her visit was to see where and how optometric education was provided.  On her tour of the facilities the types of services, the technology used and the contributions that optometrists currently make to the Ontario and Canadian health-care system was discussed. 

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  1. Mar. 25–26, 2017Canadian Interdisciplinary Vision Rehabilitation Conference (CIVRC)Canadian Interdisciplinary Vision Rehabilitation Conference logo

    The first Canadian interdisciplinary weekend vision rehabilitation conference will be held at the School of Optometry and Vision Science in March 2017. It will be of interest to all professionals who are, or would like to be, involved in low vision rehabilitation. Included is a new lecture, named for Dr George Woo. The inaugural George Woo lecturer will be Joan Stelmack (Director, Low Vision Service, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois).

  2. Apr. 24–25, 2017Vision Science Graduate Research Conference 2017

    You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Vision Science Graduate Research Conference, taking place on April 24th and 25th in OPT 1129. Presentations will commence at 10:00 a.m. The schedule of presenters is TBD. 

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  3. Sep. 22–24, 2017The School is Turning 50!

    Please save the date and plan on joining us for a weekend celebration!

    The weekend events will include:

    CE – to feature some outstanding speakers

    Alumni Skit Night competition – Get your team together now and sign up to participate.

    Banquet and dance, featuring the Lost Faculties!  Yes they have agreed to reunite for this special milestone.

    Hockey tournament (tbc) – This will depend on our ability to secure ice time.  Stay tuned.

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