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. June 3, 2020Three WOVS faculty members honoured with Outstanding Performance Awards
    Drs. Lyndon Jones, Shamrozé Khan and Marlee Spafford

  2. May 19, 2020With the 2020 Boston Marathon canceled, one local runner goes the distance
    Collage of photos from Hendrick's marathon

    Hendrik Walther, a clinical scientist in our Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), wasn’t about to let COVID-19 get in the way of running the 2020 Boston Marathon last month. Instead, he created his own 46 km route around KW, visiting many CORE colleagues (from a distance) along the way. Read more about his race in Waterloo's Daily Bulletin.

    Congratulations, Hendrik, and we hope to cheer you on in the next Boston Marathon!

  3. May 15, 2020Dr. Debbie Jones speaks on the myopia epidemic
    Dr. Debbie Jones speaks about myopia

    By 2050, it’s estimated that 50 per cent of the world’s population will be myopic. In a video originally aired last fall, Dr. Debbie Jones discusses rising rates of myopia in young children, why it’s important to diagnose and manage myopia, and the products that are available to help slow the progression of the condition.

    Watch the video here.

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