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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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

Chau Phan presenting his product at the Dragon's Den

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

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.

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.

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