News archive - August 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Welcome Dr Sarah MacIver

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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Protect your child’s eyes from the summer sunshine

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.

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