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. May 30, 2023Celebrating the careers of four long-standing Optometry employees
    A photo of Marie Amodeo, John Haney, Rosemary Morrison and Marilyn Thom at their retirement reception

    The School of Optometry & Vision Science says farewell to long-time staff members John Haney, Marie Amodeo, Rosemary Morrison and Marilyn Thom.

    By: Kelsey Gagnon, Associate Director, Advancement

    Last month, the School celebrated the careers of not one, not two, but four longtime employees who served a combined total of over 100 years and will leave significant legacies behind. During a joint retirement reception, the careers of Marie Amodeo, John Haney, Rosemary Morrison and Marilyn Thom were celebrated by staff, faculty, retirees, family and friends.

  2. Mar. 30, 2023Entangled Vision: Quantum Probes for Retinal Diagnostics
    Researcher looks through a microscope

    Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Silva of the School of Optometry & Vision Science, along with Drs. Connor Kapahi  and Dusan Sarenac from the Institute for Quantum Computing and Dr. Dmitry Pushin from the Faculty of Science, for receiving the Gold Award and $10K in funding to further develop their project Entangled Vision: Quantum Probes for Retinal Diagnostics.

  3. Mar. 8, 2023Dr. Stanley Woo on The 20/20 Podcast: The Future of Canadian Optometry
    Portraits of Dr. Harbir Sian and Dr. Stan Woo

    Dr. Stan Woo joins host Dr. Harbir Sian on The 20/20 Podcast to discuss the future of Canadian optometry. In this episode, Dr. Woo shares his perspective from the point of view of a person responsible for the education of future optometrists.

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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 eight hours of continuing education for ODs, along with fun activities for you to enjoy. We will conclude our weekend with a Waterloo Eye Institute gala featuring everyone's favourite optometry band, The Lost Faculties. 

  2. June 2, 2023Colin Linden live! A Waterloo Eye Institute fundraiser
    Colin Linden

    Register to see Colin Lindon in concert!

    All Waterloo staff, faculty, retirees and alumni are invited to a live concert featuring Colin Linden hosted by the Optometry Class of 1985 in support of the Waterloo Eye Institute.

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