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. 30, 2019Making an impact at Academy
    Panellists listen to Dr. Lisa Prokopich speaking

    The American Academy of Optometry held its 98th annual meeting (along with the 3rd World Congress of Optometry) in Orlando, Florida last week and the School of Optometry & Vision Science was well-represented. Both students and faculty shared their research and expertise over four days of lectures, workshops and poster presentations. In addition, a number of our members receive awards, designations and other recognition and we welcomed 200 people to our annual Canadian Alumni and Friends reception.

    Here are the highlights from Academy 2019!

  2. Oct. 28, 2019Dr. Patricia Hrynchak named Senior Teaching Fellow
    Dr. Patricia Hrynchak

    Dr. Patricia Hrynchak has been appointed Senior Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Science for a 3-year term starting November 1, 2019.

  3. Sep. 30, 2019Researchers recommend considering preserved artificial tears for mild dry eyes
    Karen Walsh and Lyndon Jones

    Evidence shows that there is a wide choice of preserved artificial tears which can be recommended within a larger treatment plan for mild to moderate dry eye disease.

    According to researchers at the University of Waterloo, while preservative-free drops are best for severe dry eyes, they are not the only option to consider in the management of more mild stages of the disease.

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