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. 1, 2021Coffee time: Caffeine improves reaction to moving targets
    A person's hands pouring a cup of coffee

    That morning coffee might be even more helpful than you think.

    In the first study of its kind to explore caffeine’s effects on dynamic visual skills, researchers from Waterloo's School of Optometry & Vision Science and the University of Granada have concluded that caffeine increases alertness and detection accuracy for moving targets. Caffeine also improved participants’ reaction times.

  2. Nov. 26, 2021Championing the advancement of eye and vision research
    Dr. Ben Thompson working with a participant in a research study.

    The University of Waterloo’s global hub for eye and vision research is taking on some of vision science’s most pressing challenges through five strategic research programs aimed to generate technologies to prevent vision loss and preserve healthy vision.

  3. Nov. 25, 2021The Right Honourable David Johnston announced as Honorary Chair for the Waterloo Eye Institute
    The Right Honourable David Johnston stands in front of a banner for the Waterloo Eye Institute.

    The University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science (UWOVS) is announcing that The Right Honourable David Johnston, the 28th Governor General of Canada and former UWaterloo president, will serve as Honorary Chair for the School’s $35-million cam

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