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. July 16, 2020Dr. Andre Stanberry speaks about race in optometry
    Dr. Andre Stanberry

    Dr. Andre Stanberry was a panelist in a recent webinar on race issues hosted by SUNY College of Optometry. Dr. Stanberry, who also chairs the Science Anti-Racism Taskforce at Waterloo, spoke about a consequential conversation he had on his first day of optometry school.

  2. July 15, 2020CORE launches searchable contact lens database in US
    Optometrist holds a contact lens case as he looks at a laptop

    For the first time, the searchable contact lens database for eye care practitioners—the Contact Lens Compendium—is accessible in the United States.

  3. July 9, 2020Yara Mohiar wins second place in Waterloo 3MT - and chalks up a 4-peat for WOVS
    Yara Mohiar, dressed in a white hijab and red coat, stands ona tree-lined street

    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs hosted the first ever virtual University of Waterloo Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Biologist Isabel Hilgendag and vision scientist Yara Mohiar both represented the Faculty of Science. Mohiar won second place, making her the fourth student from the School of Optometry & Vision Science to place/win at the university level competition.

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