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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Centre for Ocular Research & Education partners with SightGlass Vision to bring eyeglasses to local children in need

Close-up portrait of a little boy wearing eyeglasses and a yellow sweatshirt

The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) is pleased to announce it will receive donated eyeglasses from SightGlass Vision, Inc. to help local children in need. The eyeglasses will be distributed through the School of Optometry & Vision Science’s (WOVS) Clinic.

This effort is in support of the first annual Myopia Awareness Week (@MyopiaMovement), aimed at educating caregivers and changing the way optometrists understand and treat myopia. Myopia Awareness Week takes place May 13-19, 2019.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Dr. George Woo to receive an honorary doctorate

Dr. George Woo

Dr. George Woo, Founding Director of the Centre for Sight Enhancement, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the June 13th Convocation ceremony.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Seeing Eye to Eye: Interprofessional Collaboration Course Helps Optometrists and Pharmacists Improve Patient Care

Pharmacist standing with prescription bottles

New Online Continuing Education Series Focuses on Enhancing Eye Care

In today’s healthcare environment where patients see several specialists during diagnosis and treatment, interdisciplinary knowledge is more important than ever. When healthcare providers across sectors collaborate to share expertise and make care decisions, patient outcomes improve.

Friday, March 22, 2019

WOVS graduate student creates first standardized visual acuity chart in Arabic

BAL Arabic eye chart

A graduate student at the University of Waterloo has developed the first standardized chart to measure vision for reading in Arabic – a language spoken by hundreds and millions of people around the world.

I wanted to get a standardized chart in Arabic for testing my patients. I then discovered that we don’t have one.

Monday, March 18, 2019

“An incredible educator”: Dr. Natalie Hutchings recognized for teaching excellence

Portrait of Dr. Natalie Hutchings

Dr. Natalie Hutchings has been recognized with the Faculty of Science’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA).

Numerous letters of support from both students and faculty accompanied Hutchings’ nomination. These cited her exemplary performance in all aspects of teaching at the School, whether in the classroom, lab or clinic.

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