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 19, 2019COETF funding helps bring research from lab to practice
    Woman wearing sunglasses looking at a tablet in an optometry exam room

    A portable device for measuring glare sensitivity. Evidence-based protocols for vision therapy. A model for testing contact lens components.

    These are just some of the initiatives here the School of Optometry & Vision Science that recently received funding from the Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund (COETF).

  2. July 4, 2019Stem cell donors needed for Karam Kaur
    Karam Kaur

    One of our Optometry students, Karam Kaur, has been diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer and will need a bone marrow stem cell transplant.

    To help Karam find a matching donor, we’re encouraging people between the ages of 17 and 35 to register for Canadian Blood Service’s stem cell donation program, either in person or online. As part of the registration process, you’ll be asked to swab the inside of your mouth to collect cell samples.

    You can help by

  3. June 20, 2019Student Dania Abuleil receives grant from prestigious scientific society
    Dania Abuleil stands in front of photos of past optometry graduating classes

    Dania Abuleil, a PhD student at the School of Optometry & Vision Science, has received a research grant from Sigma Xi, one of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world.

    Funding from the Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program will support Dania’s efforts to objectively measure changes in the brain following electrical stimulation.

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