The Waterloo Eye Institute and our profession

At the School of Optometry & Vision Science, we believe we’ve found a better way to deliver eye and vision care; one that gives optometrists the tools to deliver a new level of patient care.

The Waterloo Eye Institute will help us better serve patients here in Waterloo-Wellington and across the country by pushing the boundaries of clinical careoptometric education and vision research. With your support, we will

• promote inter-professional education and collaborative practice – embracing relationships with ophthalmology, family medicine, pharmacy, and other health professions.

• reimagine the patient pathway – fully serving our patients’ vision care needs, from wellness through surgery to rehabilitation, from ages 1 to 101.

• harness expertise in ocular imaging research – expanding our understanding of the connections between the eye and brain to discover techniques and treatments that will enhance health care.

• prepare students and the profession for the highest scope of practice in North America, and expand access to vision care for patients across Canada.

For more information on how to get involved in alumni fundraising, please visit our Class champions page or contact:

Andrea Carthew
Associate Director, Advancement
School of Optometry & Vision Science
519-888-4567 ext. 46319

What your gift makes possible:

Investing in the future

To make this bold vision a reality, we need the support of our alumni, the profession and the community.

Facilities and equipment – create a clinical and research environment that inspires excellence in the delivery of vision care, learning and innovation.

Students – Support the leaders of tomorrow in optometric practice and research.

Innovation – boost research discovery to put us at the forefront of patient care.