News archive - August 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Farewell and welcome to International Optometric Bridging Program Director

The School of Optometry and Vision Science held a retirement celebration for Dr. Murray Turnour on Tuesday, August 29th. Dr. Turnour has provided leadership and passionate support for the International Optometric Bridging Program (IOBP) over the past 5 years, in addition to teaching as a lecturer for the School, beginning in 1975. From 1975 – 1982, he was a Clinical Instructor and then continued on as an associate professor in undergraduate teaching, delivering a course in optometric jurisprudence to optometry students.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Taking optometric support to the underserved community at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute in Toronto

The ability to see well is important to the social, intellectual, and emotional development of children. The University of Waterloo’s Optometry Clinic (School of Optometry and Vision Science) partnered with the Youth Association for Academics, Athletics and Character Education (YAAACE) to provide vision screening and comprehensive eye examinations for children and youth.  The summer day camp program in the Jane and Finch area of Toronto is in a neighborhood experiencing a variety of health and socio-economic barriers, including acces

Friday, August 18, 2017

Optometry professor has safe eclipse viewing and filming advice

On Monday, August 21, the U.S. will see its first full solar eclipse spanning from coast to coast in 99 years, and the Optometric community has been actively working to raise awareness about the potential retinal damage that can happen without using safe techniques to view and photograph the eclipse.

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