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. May 8, 2019Centre for Ocular Research & Education partners with SightGlass Vision to bring eyeglasses to local children in need Close-up portrait of a little boy wearing eyeglasses and a yellow sweatshirt

    The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) is pleased to announce it will receive donated eyeglasses from SightGlass Vision, Inc. to help local children in need. The eyeglasses will be distributed through the School of Optometry & Vision Science’s (WOVS) Clinic.

    This effort is in support of the first annual Myopia Awareness Week (@MyopiaMovement), aimed at educating caregivers and changing the way optometrists understand and treat myopia. Myopia Awareness Week takes place May 13-19, 2019.

  2. May 6, 2019Dr. George Woo to receive an honorary doctorateDr. George Woo

    Dr. George Woo, Founding Director of the Centre for Sight Enhancement, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the June 13th Convocation ceremony.

  3. 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.

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  1. June 13 to 15, 2019A weekend of Glaucoma, Ocular Surface Disease, and moreOptometrist performing exam on patient

    Our annual continuing education program offers a TPA-intensive program to refresh and update the primary care optom

  2. July 12, 2019uWaterloo Alumni and Friends reception at CAO Congress, Victoria, BCFairmont Empress in Victoria BC

    Join us in Victoria to connect with fellow alumni, experience “A Taste of BC” and hear more about the Waterloo Eye Institute.

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