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. Oct. 18, 2021Bringing eye health to the global scale
    An ophthalmologist imaging the back of a patient's eye

    Waterloo partners with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to launch the first international research hub for eye and vision research.

  2. Oct. 7, 2021Physical athletes' visual skills prove sharper than action video game players
    Person playing a video game

    Athletes still have the edge over action video gamers when it comes to dynamic visual skills, a new study from the University of Waterloo's School of Optometry & Vision Science shows.

  3. Sep. 30, 2021Marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with FORAC’s Declaration of Commitment
    Presentation of FORAC's Declaration of Commitment

    In recognition of Canada's inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, School director Dr. Stanley Woo met with Dr. Paul Chris, Chair of the Federation of Optometric Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FORAC), to receive a framed copy of FORAC’s Declaration of Commitment. This declaration has been endorsed by all provincial optometric Colleges across Canada.

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