Evidence shows that there is a wide choice of preserved artificial tears which can be recommended within a larger treatment plan for mild to moderate dry eye disease.
According to researchers at the University of Waterloo, while preservative-free drops are best for severe dry eyes, they are not the only option to consider in the management of more mild stages of the disease.
Multiple scientists and researchers within the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE), have been named as part of Expertscape’s top 60 Expertise in Contact Lenses: Worldwide. Topping the list at number one is the director of CORE, Lyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FAAO.
This year, the Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund (COETF) awarded funding to 13 research projects conducted by faculty and graduate students at the School of Optometry & Vision Science. This article is part of a series that highlights some of these projects.
The symptoms of dry eye disease (DED), which affects an estimated 30% of Canadians, include irritated eyes and blurry vision. People who use extended-wear contact lenses may also experience similar symptoms.
Amblyopia (“lazy eye”) is among the most common causes of visual impairment in developed countries. Until recently, adults with the condition were considered untreatable, leaving them with significant, economic and social disadvantages.
Testing contact lens components on humans and animals can be expensive and controversial, and conventional testing using vials doesn’t adequately represent the structure of the eye or a lens wearer’s experience.
One of our Optometry students, Karam Kaur, has been diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer and will need a bone marrow stem cell transplant.
To help Karam find a matching donor, we’re encouraging people between the ages of 17 and 35 to register for Canadian Blood Service’s stem cell donation program, either in person or online. As part of the registration process, you’ll be asked to swab the inside of your mouth to collect cell samples.
As another academic year comes to a close, the School of Optometry & Vision Science is celebrating the achievements of our newest graduates.
On June 12, family and friends of the Doctor of Optometry Class of 2019 visited the School for our annual Graduation Celebration, traditionally held the evening before Convocation. The evening began with the presentation of the Graduation Awards. Dr. Natalie Hutchings served as MC, welcoming the audience with the warmth and humour she’s known for.