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. Mar. 22, 2019WOVS graduate student creates first standardized visual acuity chart in Arabicarabic eye chart image

    A graduate student at the University of Waterloo has developed the first standardized chart to measure vision for reading in Arabic – a language spoken by hundreds and millions of people around the world.

    I wanted to get a standardized chart in Arabic for testing my patients. I then discovered that we don’t have one.

  2. Mar. 18, 2019“An incredible educator”: Dr. Natalie Hutchings recognized for teaching excellencePortrait of Dr. Natalie Hutchings

    Dr. Natalie Hutchings has been recognized with the Faculty of Science’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA).

    Numerous letters of support from both students and faculty accompanied Hutchings’ nomination. These cited her exemplary performance in all aspects of teaching at the School, whether in the classroom, lab or clinic.

  3. Jan. 9, 2019Identifying the missing element in hospital fall preventionDr. Narayan and Dr. Leat work with a patient at the hospital

    “Did you get your eyes checked?” an elderly gentleman asks a fellow patient in a hospital lunch room. When the other patient nods, he smiles.

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  1. Mar. 28, 2019Listening Tour: Gender-based experiences in the Faculty of Science

    Join the Science HeForShe committee to share your experiences of being ______ (female, male, trans*, non-binary) in Science. The Faculty of Science HeForShe committee is looking to record gender-based experiences of science students, faculty and staff members.

  2. Apr. 15 to 16, 2019Vision Science Graduate Research Conference 2019

    You are invited to attend the 2019 Vision Science Graduate Research Conference, taking place on April 15th and 16th in OPT 1129. 

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