News archive - August 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.

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