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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. June 29, 2016Waterloo vision scientist Chris Hudson featured in the Globe and Mail

    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.

  2. June 6, 2016School of Optometry & Vision Science PhD student wins national Three Minute Thesis competition!

    For the first time, a doctoral student from the University of Waterloo has won the national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which sees graduate students from across the country communicate the breadth and significance of their research to a non-specialist audience in three minutes or less.

  3. June 5, 2016Intense exercise can impair vision, School of Optometry & Vision Science study finds

    The CBC has posted an article about a fascinating study conducted by Associate Professor Ben Thompson here at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science.

    Congratulations Ben!

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Canadian Association of Optometrists