News archive - 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Testing glare disability on the move

Glare from sun on ski slop

This year, the Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund (COETF) awarded funding to 13 research projects conducted by faculty and graduate students at the School of Optometry & Vision Science. This article is part of a series that highlights some of these projects.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Using neuropeptides to explore eye irritation

Woman with red eye before and after

The symptoms of dry eye disease (DED), which affects an estimated 30% of Canadians, include irritated eyes and blurry vision. People who use extended-wear contact lenses may also experience similar symptoms.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Harnessing the eye-brain connection in amblyopia

Richard Donkor looks at a computer monitor while adjusting Dr. Ben Thompson’s headset

Amblyopia (“lazy eye”) is among the most common causes of visual impairment in developed countries. Until recently, adults with the condition were considered untreatable, leaving them with significant, economic and social disadvantages.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Creating better contact lenses with Ocublink

a row of five translucent balls simulating eyeballs with red lids

Testing contact lens components on humans and animals can be expensive and controversial, and conventional testing using vials doesn’t adequately represent the structure of the eye or a lens wearer’s experience.

Friday, July 19, 2019

COETF funding helps bring research from lab to practice

Woman wearing sunglasses looking at a tablet in an optometry exam room

A portable device for measuring glare sensitivity. Evidence-based protocols for vision therapy. A model for testing contact lens components.

These are just some of the initiatives here the School of Optometry & Vision Science that recently received funding from the Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund (COETF).

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