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. June 3, 2022UWOVS releases 2021-2022 Annual Report
    Dr. Raphaela So standing in front of the University's optometry clinic

    Presented in a digital format, the School's annual report compiles the School's major achievements between May 2021 - April 2022 under our three core missions (research impact, academic excellence adn patient-centred care).

  2. June 1, 2022Waterloo Region invests in cutting edge eye and vision care
    Dr. Christina Chen shares the results of Councillor Michael Harris's eye examination as they both smile

    The University of Waterloo's School of Optometry and Vision Science is announcing a $1 million partnership with the Region of Waterloo, expanding community members' access to world-class eye and vision care.

  3. May 31, 2022Optometry & Vision Science professor awarded New Zealand's top scientific prize
    Dr. Ben Thompson performs research

    The School of Optometry & Vision Science's Professor Ben Thompson has been named a winner of New Zealand’s Te Pūiaki Putaiao Matua a Te Pirimia Science Prize - the country’s top award for scientific discoveries that have had a significant economic, health, social and/or environmental impact around the world.

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