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. Feb. 1, 2023Low Vision Month February: Offering services and focusing on research to help with vision loss
    Low vision patient being taught assisted vision aid

    February is Low Vision Month, a month that brings awareness to any incurable visual impairment that can negatively impact everyday life and make regular activities difficult to do.

  2. Jan. 23, 2023Optometry research on robotics wins Graham Seed Fund
    Robot hand on left. Robot face on right.

    Congratulations to Drs. Ben Thompson, Lisa Christian, and Marlee Spafford of the School of Optometry, along with Kerstin Dautenhahan of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This team of interdisciplinary collaborators have been awarded $25k from the Graham Seed Fund for their vision robotics research.

  3. Jan. 16, 2023Unicorneas Win Top Prize at Corneal Cup
    Hockey players on bench watching hockey game

    Another year, another Corneal Cup, as the Unicorneas take the top prize. This past Saturday the team of fourth year optometry students dominated the annual optometry hockey tournament.

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  1. June 2 to 3, 2023Alumni Weekend with The Lost Faculties
    Alumni Weekend Save the Date with School of Optometry in background

    SAVE THE DATE: June 2 and 3, 2023 for Alumni Weekend

    The School of Optometry & Vision Science will have approximately 8 hours of continuing education for ODs, along with fun activities for your to enjoy. We will conclude our weekend with a Waterloo Eye Institute gala featuring everyone's favourite optometry band, The Lost Faculties. 

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