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Keeping an eye on the future

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. Our Optometric Assistant and staff schedule of events (PDF) is also now available.

Weekend highlightsevent and registration information.

  1. Nov. 3, 2017Eye Openers: Community learns about their vision at the Science Open HouseOptometry student volunteers at the Science Open House

    Article written by Komal Patel, Class of 2020 President

  2. Oct. 27, 2017Play it safe, if contact lenses are part of this year's Halloween costume

    Thinking about using cosmetic lenses to turn you into a monster, alien or cat for Halloween?  The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) based at the School of Optometry and Vision Science want Canadians to make sure that trick isn’t permanent, and encourage Canadians to be aware of the dangers of unregulated cosmetic lenses, which have in the past resulted in serious eye damage.

  3. Oct. 16, 2017Academy 2017 attendees invited to co-create mural to celebrate new brand for Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)

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  1. Dec. 7 to 9, 2017Canadian Optometry Schools Research Conference (COSRC 2017)

    Join us as the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Université de Montréal École d'Optométrie commemorate the 60th anniversary of the University of Waterloo and the 50th anniversary of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry.

    The conference, including dinner, will be free for graduate students in vision sciences and for optometry residents in Canada. There will be a modest fee for faculty, alumni and other attendees attending the Friday dinner and dance.

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