Welcome to the School of Optometry & Vision Science

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...


Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, not only causes blurry vision, it puts patients at higher risk of vision loss. These days, children's myopia can be controlled using special glasses, contact lenses or eyedrops. Dr. Debbie Jones explains how.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Core pillar of CORE retires

Diane Bandura, administrator of the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE), is retiring after 35 years. She leaves a legacy of efficient but personable management – and big shoes to fill.