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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.

Alumni of Honour Awards – Nominate someone for this special honour before May 12th!

Weekend highlightsevent and registration information

  1. June 13, 2017Our School's new Director, Dr. Stanley Woo, arrives soon!

    The University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to announce that Stanley Woo, OD, MS, MBA, FAAO will join the School on July 1st, 2017 as its next Director.

  2. Mar. 24, 2017Our own Emmanuel Alabi wins the University Three Minute Thesis 2017 competition!

    The School of Optometry and Vision Science continued its winning streak at the 2017 University Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Emmanuel Alabi, one of our Vision Science PhD candidates, not only took home $1,000 for winning the university level competition but also captivated the audience, and earned the People’s Choice award.

  3. Mar. 1, 2017Optometry competes in Science’s 3 Minute Thesis heat

    The annual Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis heat returned this week.  More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.

    The Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Rob Hill, kicked off the competition and hosted the event.

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  1. Sep. 5 to 9, 2017Welcome Week 2017

    Welcome Week for all optometry students

    Welcome to our new first year students, and to all those coming back after summer vacation!

  2. Sep. 22 to 24, 2017The School is Turning 50!

    Please save the date and plan on joining us for a weekend celebration!

    The weekend events will include:

    CE – to feature some outstanding speakers

    Alumni Skit Night competition – Get your team together now and sign up to participate.

    Banquet and dance, featuring the Lost Faculties!  Yes they have agreed to reunite for this special milestone.

    Hockey tournament (tbc) – This will depend on our ability to secure ice time.  Stay tuned.

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