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Friday, May 18, 2018

Diabetes most common cause of new blindness in North America

Over two million Canadians are afflicted by diabetes and the incidence appears to be on the rise, according to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Mariko Hirano on her successful MsC. defense!

celebratory cake

Topic: The validation of a novel dynamic visual acuity test, and the examination of the effects of different factors on dynamic visual acuity

Supervisor: Dr. Kristine Dalton

Date: Monday, May 15th, 2018

Time: 9:30am

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Myopia and a prescription to slow down progression

According to recent research, nearsightedness in Canadian children increases approximately fivefold from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with roughly a third of the cases going undiagnosed and uncorrected.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Enhancing quality of life through vision

For over 50 years the University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science has been working to enhance quality of life for our community through their vision.  With the knowledge that 80% of all blindness is preventable, the School makes it a priority to bring awareness to the

Monday, April 9, 2018

Kristine Dalton is one of two instructors to receive the 2018 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

The Faculty of Science have honoured Prof. Kristine Dalton and Dr. Rick Marta as this year’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA) winners for their dedication to hands-on learning and mentorship. Teaching is a core mission at the University of Waterloo and this prestigious award acknowledges the special role Science faculty members play in inspiring the next generation of science and technology professionals.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Poor vision may be a key risk factor in hospital falls

According to a recent study by University of Waterloo and Western University, nearly 90 per cent of hospitalized patients have poor vision putting them at serious risk for falls.  

Friday, March 23, 2018

How does vision impact Paralympic performance? Waterloo Optometry researcher sets out to measure visual impairment in Paralympic skiers

The women's visually impaired Super-G event at the 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships in La Molina, Spain. Henrieta Farkasova and guide Natalia Subtrova. Photo credit: Laura Hale.

Imagine standing at the top of a double black diamond ski run, descending 3,000 feet over bumpy and icy terrain, reaching speeds of 80 mph. Now imagine doing all of this blind.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Vision Science alumnus impresses Dragon’s Den with postal packaging technology

What can shippers and couriers save by shaving off a minute from every package they prepare for shipment?

Billions according to Chau Phan, a former PhD student and current postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry & Vision Science. Well worth the price of a single, easy to install Tricolops DIM-100 parcel dimensioner.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kids with reading problems may have abnormal binocular vision, study finds

According to a new study by the University of Waterloo optometrists, elementary school children who read below their grade level may have lower than expected binocular vision test results, even if they see 20/20.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Optometry & Vision Science graduate student's research showcased across Canada

If you are travelling by plane in Canada, or through the train and bus terminals of Ottawa, you may spot the University of Waterloo logo and recognize one of our School of Optometry & Vision Science’s graduate student celebrities, Emmanual Alabi, on billboards and posters created by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Alabi was chosen as one of eight researchers from across Canada who exemplify a curious, ambitious, innovative and collaborative approach to their work.

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