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. 25, 2021UWaterloo’s optometry clinic prioritizes staff and patient safety with participation in COVID-19 rapid test pilot program
    Dr. Stanberry getting a Panbio test at the Optometry Clinics

    One of the most challenging parts of a taking a COVID-19 test is how long it can take to get results.

  2. Feb. 11, 2021Announcing with sadness the passing of Dr. Gina Sobara
    Dr. Gina Sorbara

    It is with sadness that the School of Optometry and Vision Science announces the passing of Dr. Gina Sorbara on February 10, 2021. She was surrounded by her loving family.

  3. Oct. 1, 2020The gift of sight: Anne-Marie and Heinz Brune’s legacy gift will help fight devastating eye and brain diseases
    illustration of a tiny researcher moving branches aside to allow light in

    Macular degeneration robbed Anne-Marie Brune of her sight. But because of a gift that she and her husband Heinz made to Waterloo, other people with the same condition may recover their vision.

    The Brunes believed in the power of science to transform lives touched by disease, and they dedicated their entire estate to research that will “advance the human condition.” Their gift to Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science will further that goal by supporting research in eye and brain diseases that afflict thousands of people around the world.

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