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. Jan. 27, 2020Coronavirus update
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    See the the latest information and important links posted on the University's Coronavirus resource page.

  2. Jan. 28, 2020January 29 is Bell Let’s Talk Day, and we’re joining in to help create positive change
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    Mental illness affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health issue or illness in any given year.

  3. Jan. 24, 2020UWaterloo Optometry Clinic to host international Paralympic classification event
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    Dozens of athletes will be travelling to Milton, Ontario next week for the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships. For some of them, however, their first stop won’t be the velodrome but the University of Waterloo’s Optometry Clinic.

    In partnership with the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), Cycling Canada, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Blind Sports Association, the clinic is hosting a classification event where athletes with vision impairments will be assessed to determine their eligibility to compete.

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