Future Doctor of Optometry students

Applications for September 2020 entry are now closed.  Applications for September 2021 will be available in mid-July 2020.

For September 2021 admission applications, OAT scores must be taken from August 31, 2018 to August 31st, 2020. 

The CASPer test date for September 2020 admission are now available https://uwaterloo.ca/optometry-vision-science/future-optometry-students/admission-requirements/non-academic-requirements You only need to take the CASPer once each application year.  You must apply to OUAC before applying for the CASPer.  You will be given a WATERLOO # which you will need to use for the CASPer application.  

You’ll find all the important dates for September 2020 admission here.

Accredited, professional, 4-year Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree

Are you interested in becoming an Optometrist in Canada?

Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science offers an accredited, professional, 4 year Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. The School is the only provider of English language instruction of optometry in Canada (the only French language school is the École d'Optométrie at the Université de Montréal).

These pages provide:

  • General information about the profession of optometry
  • General information about our program
  • Admission requirements
  • Detailed information about the admission process

For additional help, please first review all the pages of the Future Optometry Student site. If you still have questions, contact the appropriate resource from our contact page Need some answers? We’re here to help!