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Monday, September 17, 2018

National Postdoc Appreciation Week, September 17-21: Dr. Elena Leontieva

Dr. Elena Leontieva is a postdoctoral fellow based in the School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo and working with Drs Chris Hudson (University of Waterloo) and Wendy Hatch (University of Toronto) in the Kensington Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

School of Optometry & Vision Science Residencies receive accreditation

Outgoing residents with co-directors of the residency program

The School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to announce that our current residencies have received accreditation from the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE). The four current residencies are the Cornea and Contact Lens, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease and Glaucoma, and the Pediatrics and Vision Therapy residency.

Friday, August 17, 2018

OcuBlink, Inc. wins seed funding from two prominent business accelerators

OcuBlink is a Centre for Ocular Research & Education affiliated start-up that is developing sophisticated in vitro eye models for ophthalmic testing.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Congratulations to Priyanka Roy on her successful MS. defense!

Priyanka's graduation

Topic: Automated segmentation of retinal optical coherence tomography images

Supervisor: Dr. Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan & Dr. John Zelek

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Patty Hrynchak wins Award for Excellence in Optometric Education

Dr. Patricia K. Hrynchak is the 2018 recipient of the Michael G. Harris Family Award for Excellence in Optometric Education from the American Academy of Optometry. 

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.

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