News archive - October 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Snakes wear spectacles? Surprising new findings by researchers at the School of Optometry & Vision Science

Congratulations to our alumnus Kevin van Doorn and Jake Sivak (Professor Emeritus) on their recent publication in the Journal of Experimental Biology that has been picked up by the BBC.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thomas Freddo re-appointed to US Food and Drug Administration's Ophthalmic Devices Panel

Congratulations to Professor Thomas Freddo, from the Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science, who has been re-appointed to serve another term as Consultant to the US Food and Drug Administration's Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Device Advisory Committee. This Committee is responsible for review of all applications seeking FDA approval of new medical devices in the USA, including IOLs and contact lenses and ophthalmic surgical devices.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 Optometry Rack Pack and the CIBC Run for the Cure

A heart-felt congratulations goes out to the 2013 Optometry Rack Pack, who raised over $18,000 in support of breast cancer research through the CIBC Run For the Cure. This is the team’s inaugural year, and they were the 3rd highest fundraising team for the Kitchener-Waterloo area!

Monday, October 21, 2013

School of Optometry and Vision Science professor interviewed about sports and vision

One of our own, Kristine Dalton, has been the focus of an article in the Waterloo Record about her research on sports and vision. Dalton's research seeks to improve athletes' hand-eye co-ordination, depth perception and eye tracking, and she is currently working with varsity athletes at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Professor John Flanagan appointed Dean of the School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, has announced the appointment of Professor John Flanagan as the 8th dean of its School of Optometry, beginning June 1, 2014.

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