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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. Apr. 9, 2018Kristine Dalton is one of two instructors to receive the 2018 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

    The Faculty of Science have honoured Prof. Kristine Dalton and Dr. Rick Marta as this year’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA) winners for their dedication to hands-on learning and mentorship. Teaching is a core mission at the University of Waterloo and this prestigious award acknowledges the special role Science faculty members play in inspiring the next generation of science and technology professionals.

  2. Apr. 4, 2018Poor vision may be a key risk factor in hospital falls

    According to a recent study by University of Waterloo and Western University, nearly 90 per cent of hospitalized patients have poor vision putting them at serious risk for falls.  

  3. Mar. 23, 2018How does vision impact Paralympic performance? Waterloo Optometry researcher sets out to measure visual impairment in Paralympic skiers

    The women's visually impaired Super-G event at the 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships in La Molina, Spain. Henrieta Farkasova and guide Natalia Subtrova. Photo credit: Laura Hale.

    Imagine standing at the top of a double black diamond ski run, descending 3,000 feet over bumpy and icy terrain, reaching speeds of 80 mph. Now imagine doing all of this blind.

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  1. Apr. 25 to May 4, 2018Practice sessions for Canadian Assessment of Competence in Optometry (CACO) Exams

    The University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to offer formal practice sessions for the upcoming Canadian Assessment of Competence in Optometry (CACO) examinations.

    Candidates who wish to practise in the UWaterloo Optometry facilities must register through Elizabeth Reidt using the registration form (PDF) provided.

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