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Monday, January 8, 2018

Waterloo Assistant Clinical Professor, Dr. Shamrozé Khan, featured in article about children and digital screens

Waterloo Assistant Clinical Professor, Dr. Shamrozé Khan, has been featured in Today's Parent magazine. Her expertise was requested for an article entitled "What screens are doing to your kids’ eyes". The following article in this issue of Today's Parent also provides techniques for parents or care-givers who are dealing with children who view screens regularly.

Monday, December 4, 2017

CORE Installs ‘Collected Insight’ Mural at University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science

CORE Installs ‘Collected Insight’ Mural at  University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science

In mid-October, hundreds of the world’s foremost eye care professionals, researchers, students and industry leaders created a mural at the American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting in Chicago, celebrating the launch of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE).

Friday, November 3, 2017

Eye Openers: Community learns about their vision at the Science Open House

Article written by Komal Patel, Class of 2020 President

Friday, October 27, 2017

Play it safe, if contact lenses are part of this year's Halloween costume

Thinking about using cosmetic lenses to turn you into a monster, alien or cat for Halloween?  The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) based at the School of Optometry and Vision Science want Canadians to make sure that trick isn’t permanent, and encourage Canadians to be aware of the dangers of unregulated cosmetic lenses, which have in the past resulted in serious eye damage.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Academy 2017 attendees invited to co-create mural to celebrate new brand for Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)

When doors opened on October 11th for the exhibit hall at Academy 2017, in Chicago, attendees had the chance to literally leave their mark at the meeting. In celebration of the launch of its new brand, the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) commissioned Los Angeles-based artist John Park to co-create a massive 12-foot x 8-foot acrylic mural depicting the complexity and wonder of the eye and sight.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) renamed Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)

Logo for the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)

For nearly three decades, the world’s optometry and ophthalmology communities have partnered with the Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science on pioneering studies. Beginning in January 2018, the organization will adopt a new name; the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE).

Monday, October 2, 2017

Lyndon Jones named as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Lyndon Jones, a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, and Director of the Centre for Contact Lens Research at the University of Waterloo, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

Saturday, September 30, 2017

50th Anniversary celebration weekend was a success!

CE attendees

This past weekend saw the culmination of many months of planning for our 50th Anniversary celebration weekend, and thanks to the support of our alumni, friends and corporate partners, it was a great success!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Celebrating our postdoctoral fellows!

The School of Optometry & Vision Science celebrated Postdoc Appreciation Week with a gathering of our postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, faculty and staff on September 19, 2017. Waterloo is home to approximately 350 postdocs. Within the School of Optometry and Vision Science, there are currently four postdoctoral fellows, collaborating with several faculty members on research projects.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Farewell and welcome to International Optometric Bridging Program Director

The School of Optometry and Vision Science held a retirement celebration for Dr. Murray Turnour on Tuesday, August 29th. Dr. Turnour has provided leadership and passionate support for the International Optometric Bridging Program (IOBP) over the past 5 years, in addition to teaching as a lecturer for the School, beginning in 1975. From 1975 – 1982, he was a Clinical Instructor and then continued on as an associate professor in undergraduate teaching, delivering a course in optometric jurisprudence to optometry students.

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