Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The future is virtual for glaucoma patients

Patient participating in virtual session with health coach

The University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science is launching a new pilot program to ensure patients suffering from glaucoma can access the health care support they need through a virtual platform.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Contact lenses that deliver far more than vision correction

Woman's eye

Imagine reading a map or email on a head-up display right in front of your eyes — it sounds like something from a sci-fi novel, but it’s one of the many possible future uses for contact lenses that has been predicted through current and emerging research.

Friday, July 9, 2021

WOVS releases report on strategic plan progress

title page, report on progress (strategic plan)

Now at the halfway mark of our strategic plan, the University of Waterloo's School of Optometry & Vision Science has recently released a report on progress, detailing the ways in which we have successfully moved the needle forward on our strategic vision. 

Monday, June 28, 2021

Celebrating our award winners from the Class of 2021

cover of the Graduation Celebration program

On June 27, the School of Optometry & Vision Science came together for a virtual ceremony to celebrate our Class of 2021.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

WOVS student named an Ezell Fellow by American Academy of Optometry

Amy Chow headshot

In a recent announcement by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation, WOVS PhD student Amy Hiu Yan Chow, OD was selected as the 2021 Rod Tahran / Essilor Ezell Fellow as part of the Ezrell Fellowship Program! 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Helping people through the profession

Dr. Jennifer Verrett

Meet Jennifer Verrett, Class of 2021

As a second grader, Jennifer Verrett had her first experience working closely with an optometrist.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Trusting her instincts

Dr. Alexa Hecht

Meet Alexa Hecht, Class of 2021

Growing up in Winnipeg, new graduate Alexa Hecht was inspired by the prospect of becoming an optometrist after watching two close adults in her life lead rewarding careers in the profession.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Realizing her childhood dreams

Dr. Allison Binnie - grade 8 graduation photo

Meet Allison Binnie, Class of 2021

When Allison Binnie was a thirteen-year-old, she set a lofty goal for herself.

“During a recent move, I found my old yearbook from grade eight - and discovered that I predicted I would become a successful optometrist,” laughs Binnie. “I don’t even remember writing that!”

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Q and A with the experts: How to protect your eyesight during the pandemic

Dr. Debbie Jones headshot

Since the pandemic began, access to eye care has continued to change. With high case counts in Ontario, the fear of contracting COVID-19 is still very real, and some patients are understandably hesitant to leave their homes for routine appointments.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Dr. Debbie Jones discusses the rising rates of myopia in children

In Studio host Nadia Matos & Dr. Debbie Jones

Dr. Debbie Jones joined In Studio host Nadia Matos to talk about rising rates of myopia in young children, and why regular eye exams can help.


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