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. Sep. 13, 2019CORE director tops list of contact lens experts
    Dr. Lyndon Jones

    Multiple scientists and researchers within the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE), have been named as part of Expertscape’s top 60 Expertise in Contact Lenses: Worldwide. Topping the list at number one is the director of CORE, Lyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FAAO.

  2. Aug. 9, 2019Testing glare disability on the move
    Glare from sun on ski slop

    This year, the Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund (COETF) awarded funding to 13 research projects conducted by faculty and graduate students at the School of Optometry & Vision Science. This article is part of a series that highlights some of these projects.

  3. Aug. 6, 2019Using neuropeptides to explore eye irritation
    Woman with red eye before and after

    The symptoms of dry eye disease (DED), which affects an estimated 30% of Canadians, include irritated eyes and blurry vision. People who use extended-wear contact lenses may also experience similar symptoms.

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  1. Sep. 21, 2019Eye Talks: Overcoming Vision Loss
    Close up of Eye

    A study conducted by the Canadian Council for the Blind found that loss of vision is the disability that Canadians fear the most and more than 25% of Canadians have a friend or family member with significant vision loss.

    But vision loss doesn’t have to lead to loss of independence.

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