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. Sep. 30, 2019Researchers recommend considering preserved artificial tears for mild dry eyes
    Karen Walsh and Lyndon Jones

    Evidence shows that there is a wide choice of preserved artificial tears which can be recommended within a larger treatment plan for mild to moderate dry eye disease.

    According to researchers at the University of Waterloo, while preservative-free drops are best for severe dry eyes, they are not the only option to consider in the management of more mild stages of the disease.

  2. Sep. 13, 2019CORE director tops list of contact lens experts
    Dr. Lyndon Jones

    Multiple scientists and researchers within the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE), have been named as part of Expertscape’s top 60 Expertise in Contact Lenses: Worldwide. Topping the list at number one is the director of CORE, Lyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FAAO.

  3. Aug. 9, 2019Testing glare disability on the move
    Glare from sun on ski slop

    This year, the Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund (COETF) awarded funding to 13 research projects conducted by faculty and graduate students at the School of Optometry & Vision Science. This article is part of a series that highlights some of these projects.

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  1. Oct. 25, 2019Canadian Alumni and Friends Reception
    Canadian flag lying over American flag

    Please join us for an evening of renewing friendships, celebrating collaboration and looking to the future during the American Academy of Optometry in Orlando, Florida.

    We will share highlights from the year, celebrate our alumni and present some exciting new initiatives.

  2. Oct. 27, 2019Share the gift of sight through sound
    light reflecting on the surface of a guitar

    A fundraiser for the Centre for Sight Enhancement's 'Share the Gift of Sight' program

    A study conducted by the Canadian Council for the Blind found that loss of vision is the disability that Canadians fear the most, and more than 25% of Canadians have a friend or family member with significant vision loss. The Centre for Sight Enhancement (CSE) in the Optomet

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