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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...


Upcoming 50th Anniversary events

Continuing Education – an elevated program providing 18-20 hours of credits. Registration is now open, and our full program (PDF) is available here. Our Optometric Assistant and staff schedule of events (PDF) is also now available.

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  1. Sep. 23, 2017Celebrating our postdoctoral fellows!Postdoctoral fellows at Waterloo Optometry

    The School of Optometry & Vision Science celebrated Postdoc Appreciation Week with a gathering of our postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, faculty and staff on September 19, 2017. Waterloo is home to approximately 350 postdocs. Within the School of Optometry and Vision Science, there are currently four postdoctoral fellows, collaborating with several faculty members on research projects.

  2. Aug. 30, 2017Farewell and welcome to International Optometric Bridging Program Director

    The School of Optometry and Vision Science held a retirement celebration for Dr. Murray Turnour on Tuesday, August 29th. Dr. Turnour has provided leadership and passionate support for the International Optometric Bridging Program (IOBP) over the past 5 years, in addition to teaching as a lecturer for the School, beginning in 1975. From 1975 – 1982, he was a Clinical Instructor and then continued on as an associate professor in undergraduate teaching, delivering a course in optometric jurisprudence to optometry students.

  3. Aug. 21, 2017Taking optometric support to the underserved community at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute in Toronto

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  1. Dec. 7 to 9, 2017Canadian Optometry Schools Research Conference (COSRC 2017)

    Join us as the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Université de Montréal École d'Optométrie commemorate the 60th anniversary of the University of Waterloo and the 50th anniversary of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry.

    The conference, including dinner, will be free for graduate students in vision sciences and for optometry residents in Canada. There will be a modest fee for faculty, alumni and other attendees attending the Friday dinner and dance.

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