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. Apr. 8, 2019Seeing Eye to Eye: Interprofessional Collaboration Course Helps Optometrists and Pharmacists Improve Patient CarePharmacist standing with prescription bottles

    New Online Continuing Education Series Focuses on Enhancing Eye Care

    In today’s healthcare environment where patients see several specialists during diagnosis and treatment, interdisciplinary knowledge is more important than ever. When healthcare providers across sectors collaborate to share expertise and make care decisions, patient outcomes improve.

  2. Mar. 22, 2019WOVS graduate student creates first standardized visual acuity chart in ArabicBAL Arabic eye chart

    A graduate student at the University of Waterloo has developed the first standardized chart to measure vision for reading in Arabic – a language spoken by hundreds and millions of people around the world.

    I wanted to get a standardized chart in Arabic for testing my patients. I then discovered that we don’t have one.

  3. Mar. 18, 2019“An incredible educator”: Dr. Natalie Hutchings recognized for teaching excellencePortrait of Dr. Natalie Hutchings

    Dr. Natalie Hutchings has been recognized with the Faculty of Science’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA).

    Numerous letters of support from both students and faculty accompanied Hutchings’ nomination. These cited her exemplary performance in all aspects of teaching at the School, whether in the classroom, lab or clinic.

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