News archive - 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Most prescription labels fail to meet guidelines, risking dosage errors

prescription labelling

Small print and poor printing on prescription labels handed out by pharmacists may be misread and may lead to errors in taking medication, according to new research by the University of Waterloo and CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Optometry's 2014 alumni reunion!

The School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to invite alumni to come back to Waterloo on Saturday, September 27th, to enjoy our reunion events, celebrate your class anniversary or reconnect with your fellow alumni!

For full details please see our event page.

Monday, May 5, 2014

New faculty member: Dr. Ben Thompson

The School of Optometry and Vision Science is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Ben Thompson as an Associate Professor with tenure.  Dr. Thompson took up his position on May 1st, and arrives at the School from an academic position in the Department of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  He is no stranger to Canada, having worked at Queen’s University from 2002-2004, and a post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University from 2006-2008.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Researchers link age, health and antidepressant use with eye disorders

Press release by Pamela Smyth, Marketing and Strategic Communications, University of Waterloo.

Abnormal binocular vision, which involves the way eyes work together as a team, increases dramatically as we age, according to research from the University of Waterloo. The study also found a correlation between this condition, general health and antidepressant use.

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