SAVE THE DATE: June 2 and 3, 2023 for Alumni Weekend!
The School of Optometry & Vision Science will have approximately 8 hours of continuing education for ODs, along with fun activities for your to enjoy. We will conclude our weekend with a Waterloo Eye Institute gala featuring everyone's favourite optometry band, The Lost Faculties.
Keep an eye out for updates over the coming weeks to get information on price lists, where to stay, and a link to purchase tickets.
The Class of 2026 White Coat Ceremony will take place in Federation Hall, followed by a reception.
As always, seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. before Wednesday, March 1, by securing you seat and complimentary ticket here, in order to allow time to prepare individual name tags and ensure there is enough seating reserved for staff and faculty.
At least 2.2 billion people live with a vision impairment globally, 1 billion of which could have been prevented or have yet to been addressed. In Canada, 1.2 million people identify as having vision loss and this number will double in the next 25 years.
The eyes are an organ that many take for granted. Understanding the daily impact of vision and how it affects the entire body and its functioning is something that majority of people do not appreciate.
This virtual seminar on Development of antimicrobial contact lenses - from laboratory to clinic and back again will be presented by Dr. Mark Willcox, professor and research director at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Australia.
This virtual seminar on Looking Into the Eyes to Understand the Brain will be presented by Dr. Paul Constable, PhD, BSc (Optom), Cert Ocular Therapuetics.