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PhD student Sharon Qiu aims to improve scleral lenses to better treat patients with corneal irregularities. She was one of just two students from across North America who won the prestigious OD/PhD scholarship from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Foundation this year. The scholarship was presented at the AAO’s Academy 2023 conference in New Orleans in October.

Monday, November 6, 2023

Helping refugees and newcomers see

Stories of just some of the approximately 200 refugee patients a year that Dr. Lisa Woo remembers seeing at the Health Sciences Optometry Clinic (HSOC) in downtown Kitchener, run by the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science.

Monday, October 30, 2023

Working to prevent dry eye disease

Dr. William Ngo’s research aims to better understand ocular surface aging and how it influences inflammation. Most researchers working on dry eye disease are investigating treatments, whether eye drops or devices. Ngo is taking a more fundamental approach – he’s working to understand cellular aging at the front of the eye.

Friday, October 27, 2023

A model for northern eye care

Eye clinic at Churchill Health Centre the first to use donated optometric equipment being kept in Northern Manitoba.

In 1974, the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science launched its Low Vision Clinic, offering people with vision loss wraparound support through clinical assessments, technology and counselling. Ida Fisher was one of the clinic’s earliest clients.

Read Ida's story here,