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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 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.

  2. 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!

  3. May 11, 2016Recommended labelling improves readability of prescriptions

    Results of a study from the University of Waterloo and CNIB bolster the argument for changes in the way pharmacies print instructions to patients. The researchers tested prescription labels based on recommended guidelines and found a significant improvement in their readability over the ones in use now.

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Canadian Association of Optometrists