News archive - April 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

WOVS presents virtual grand rounds - 7.5 CE hours

The School of Optometry & Vision Science to host virtual grand rounds.

The School of Optometry & Vision Science will host five different COPE-approved sessions at the end of every month, starting April 28, 2020 at 10am EST. Session times will likely move to the evening once we are all back to routine care. Each session will feature two different cases by two different speakers. They will be hosted in our virtual classroom that allows for interaction through real-time polling, activities and discussion. Case topics for each session will be tailored to feedback from our community following the April 28 session.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

WOVS faculty shine at OAO annual awards

Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) award winners at their 2020 Annual Awards ceremony

In the coming years, members of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) may remember the 2020 Annual Awards as the ceremony that was forced online by COVID-19. But here at the School, we’ll look back on it as a celebration of our community’s achievements as five faculty members were recognized for their service to both the association and the profession. Here are the awards, which were presented by OAO President Dr. Joshua Smith on April 5.

Monday, April 13, 2020

New research provides reassurance and advice for contact lens wearers during COVID-19

Contact lens drops coming from a bottle

Five prominent ocular scientists, including Dr. Lyndon Jones and Dr. Karen Walsh of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), have released a new peer-reviewed paper that addresses and corrects harmful myths and misinformation about contact lens wear during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Dr. Lyndon Jones named University Professor

Lyndon Jones

Dr. Lyndon Jones, a professor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science, has been named a ‘University Professor’ by the University of Waterloo. The designation recognizes faculty members who have “demonstrated exceptional scholarly achievement and international pre-eminence in a particular field or fields of knowledge.”

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