On April 1, 2012, Dr. Denise Hileeto will join the faculty of Waterloo’s School of Optometry. She will be appointed to a 3-year probationary term as a clinical associate professor. Dr. Hileeto comes to Waterloo from the University of Valladolid’s Institute of Applied Ophthalmobiology, where she has been an assistant professor.
With pleasure we announce the arrival of Dr. Sarah MacIver onto the faculty at the School of Optometry. Dr. MacIver graduated from the University of Waterloo with her honours BSc (2007) and Doctor of Optometry (2010) degrees and then completed a 1-year intensive residency in Ocular Disease at the State University of New York (SUNY), College of Optometry. We are very fortunate to have Dr. MacIver join us at the UWSO; she began her faculty appointment as a clinical lecturer on August 2nd.
Written by Michelle Steenbakkers, O.D., F.A.A.O., School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo
Although many of us remember to apply sunscreen to our child’s skin before spending a day in the sun, it is also important to protect your child’s eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays.
The sun’s ultraviolet radiation is divided into Ultraviolet A (UVA or long wave), Ultraviolet B (UVB or medium wave) and the less common Ultraviolet C (UVC or short wave). Fortunately, UVC is mostly absorbed in the atmosphere before reaching our eyes.
On Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the CAO Congress in Winnipeg, Dr. Marlee Spafford announced that Dr. Gordon Hensel, OD ’80 from Edmonton, Alberta was the selected recipient of the Waterloo School of Optometry’s 2011 Alumni of Honour Award. Dr. Hensel was not able to attend the congress so nominator Dr. Jason Pearce received the award on his behalf.