News archive - 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Dr. Ben Thompson speaks at launch of new quantum research program

Ben Thompson leaning against glass wall

Quantum technology has the potential for application in a wide range of disciplines, including vision science. Dr. Ben Thompson of the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science recently spoke about how the technology has impacted his work at the launch of a new quantum research program.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Help prevent contact lens waste

contact lenses and water droplets on a white background

Did you know that more than 290 million contact lenses end up in Canadian landfills or waterways every year? The lenses break down into microplastics that can harm the environment.

You can now recycle your used contact lenses at the University of Waterloo’s Optometry Clinic.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A champion for Paralympic athletes

Kristine Dalton in her lab with optometry equipment in background

Waterloo alumnus Kristine Dalton (OD ’07, MSc ’10) is helping to develop a sport-specific classification system that will level the playing field (or in this case the ski hill) for Paralympic athletes.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Making an impact at Academy

Panellists listen to Dr. Lisa Prokopich speaking

The American Academy of Optometry held its 98th annual meeting (along with the 3rd World Congress of Optometry) in Orlando, Florida last week and the School of Optometry & Vision Science was well-represented. Both students and faculty shared their research and expertise over four days of lectures, workshops and poster presentations. In addition, a number of our members receive awards, designations and other recognition and we welcomed 200 people to our annual Canadian Alumni and Friends reception.

Here are the highlights from Academy 2019!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Dr. Patricia Hrynchak named Senior Teaching Fellow

Dr. Patricia Hrynchak

Dr. Patricia Hrynchak has been appointed Senior Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Science for a 3-year term starting November 1, 2019.

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