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Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, not only causes blurry vision, it puts patients at higher risk of vision loss. These days, children's myopia can be controlled using special glasses, contact lenses or eyedrops. Dr. Debbie Jones explains how.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Core pillar of CORE retires

Diane Bandura, administrator of the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE), is retiring after 35 years. She leaves a legacy of efficient but personable management – and big shoes to fill.

The Vision Science Graduate Research Conference celebrates the research of students and their achievements. Graduate students have presented their research and some were awarded for their success and commitment to innovative research in vision science.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Longtime clinic mentor retires

Dr. Stephen Tait is retiring both from his 40-year part-time role as a clinical supervisor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science and from his private practice.

Assistive technology and low vision aids can help people with low vision to maintain or increase their independence. Low vision therapist Heidi Panchaud and high technology assessor Dave Johnston explain how professional staff at the Waterloo Eye Institute help patients choose and adjust to using the aids right for them. 

Dr. Ralph Chou, professor emeritus in Optometry & Vision Science, one of the world’s foremost experts on eclipse eye safety, answers questions on how to keep your eyes safe while enjoying a rare celestial event.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Reflections of a soon-to-be graduate

Hellen Xu, an optometry student in her 4th and final year, reflects on her time at the School of Optometry and Vision Science and discusses her future endeavours.