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...
Dr. Patricia Hrynchak is retiring after a 37-year career at the School of Optometry & Vision Science. Learn more about her career and legacy.
Profile of Shilpa Gorla, PhD candidate at the School of Optometry and Vision Science and 2024 GRADflix finalist
Macular degeneration is a common eye disease that affects the retina – the light-sensitive area at the back of the eye responsible for detailed vision. Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss, affecting some 2.5 million Canadians.
Dr. Krystel Huxlin,
Professor of Ophthalmology; Associate Chair for Research Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester
Dr. Deborah McGregor will present the 2024 Larkworthy Memorial Lecture titled "Reconciliation: an Indigenous ontology of climate change".