Thursday, February 11, 2021

Announcing with sadness the passing of Dr. Gina Sobara

Dr. Gina Sorbara

It is with sadness that the School of Optometry and Vision Science announces the passing of Dr. Gina Sorbara on February 10, 2021. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The gift of sight: Anne-Marie and Heinz Brune’s legacy gift will help fight devastating eye and brain diseases

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Macular degeneration robbed Anne-Marie Brune of her sight. But because of a gift that she and her husband Heinz made to Waterloo, other people with the same condition may recover their vision.

The Brunes believed in the power of science to transform lives touched by disease, and they dedicated their entire estate to research that will “advance the human condition.” Their gift to Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science will further that goal by supporting research in eye and brain diseases that afflict thousands of people around the world.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Dr. Zay Khan talks about screens and children's vision on Rogers TV

Dr. Zay Khan

Dr. Zay Khan appeared on In Studio to talk about the effects of screens on children’s vision. Dr. Kahn shared recommendations for the amount of screen time children should have each day, as well as tips on setting up a space for computer learning. Watch the interview here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Dr. William Ngo wins Korb - Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant

William Ngo

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has named William Ngo, OD, PhD, FAAO as this year’s recipient of the Korb - Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant.

Dr. Ngo is head of Biosciences at the Centre for Ocular Research and Education and a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Celebrating our WOVS postdocs

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To mark National Postdoc Appreciation Week (September 21 – 25), WOVS is pleased to recognize our postdoctoral fellows.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Dr. Stanley Woo appointed to second term as School Director

Dr. Stanley Woo

Dr. Stanley Woo will serve a second term as Director of the School of Optometry & Vision Science after a strong majority of faculty and staff voted in favour of reappointment.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Shedding new light on concussion-related vision disorders

blurry double exposure of windowsill with plants

People who suffer a concussion often experience visual disorders, such as double vision and difficulty focusing, as a result of their injury. However, very little is known about these often debilitating symptoms and how long they may last.

A group of researchers, including Dr. Kristine Dalton of the School of Optometry & Vision Science, is hoping to change that. The researchers recently received funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for a two-year study that may be the first step toward new treatments for concussion-related vision disorders.

Monday, September 14, 2020

New intervention could help patients with macular degeneration recover vision

 a vertical strip of light shines across a man's face

Macular degeneration is the leading causes of blindness in industrialized countries. Now, University of Waterloo researchers have found that a single session of non-invasive brain stimulation of the visual cortex can reduce the effects of the disease, a discovery that could eventually allow patients with macular degeneration to recover their vision.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Peventing Mask Associated Dry Eye (MADE)

MADE infographic

Widespread use of face masks has been determined essential to combat COVID-19’s spread, yet is giving rise to a new phenomenon: increased reports of dry, uncomfortable eyes. Experts from the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) are advising eye care professionals (ECPs) on how to recognize mask-associated dry eye (MADE) and methods to mitigate the condition.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

WOVS welcomes Dr. Julie Shalhoub

Dr. Julie Shaloub

We are excited to officially welcome Dr. Julie Shalhoub to the School! Dr. Shalhoub will provide care primarily in the Binocular Vision and Vision Therapy clinics.

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