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. Mar. 30, 2023Entangled Vision: Quantum Probes for Retinal Diagnostics
    Researcher looks through a microscope

    Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Silva of the School of Optometry & Vision Science, along with Drs. Connor Kapahi  and Dusan Sarenac from the Institute for Quantum Computing and Dr. Dmitry Pushin from the Faculty of Science, for receiving the Gold Award and $10K in funding to further develop their project Entangled Vision: Quantum Probes for Retinal Diagnostics.

  2. Mar. 8, 2023Dr. Stanley Woo on The 20/20 Podcast: The Future of Canadian Optometry
    Portraits of Dr. Harbir Sian and Dr. Stan Woo

    Dr. Stan Woo joins host Dr. Harbir Sian on The 20/20 Podcast to discuss the future of Canadian optometry. In this episode, Dr. Woo shares his perspective from the point of view of a person responsible for the education of future optometrists.

  3. Mar. 1, 2023Save Your Vision Month: Optometry provides multi-locations to provide access for all
    Baby with glasses on and tongue sticking out

    Save Your Vision Month is an important time to reiterate how optometrists go beyond vision correction prescription by providing the delivery of essential health care. That the work optometrists do is critical to a patient’s overall health regimen, including preventive care.

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  1. Apr. 18, 2023Vision Science Graduate Student Conference 2023
    Graduate student presenting a lecture

    We are excited to announce that our annual Vision Science Graduate Student Conference will be held on Monday, April18th, this year!

    The schedule will be posted here shortly.

    Register for the conference here, and if you have any questions, please contact us at:

  2. June 2 to 3, 2023Alumni Weekend with The Lost Faculties
    Alumni Weekend Save the Date with School of Optometry in background

    SAVE THE DATE: June 2 and 3, 2023 for Alumni Weekend

    The School of Optometry & Vision Science will have eight hours of continuing education for ODs, along with fun activities for you to enjoy. We will conclude our weekend with a Waterloo Eye Institute gala featuring everyone's favourite optometry band, The Lost Faculties. 

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