News archive - September 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Dr. Zay Khan talks about screens and children's vision on Rogers TV

Dr. Zay Khan

Dr. Zay Khan appeared on In Studio to talk about the effects of screens on children’s vision. Dr. Kahn shared recommendations for the amount of screen time children should have each day, as well as tips on setting up a space for computer learning. Watch the interview here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Dr. William Ngo wins Korb - Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant

William Ngo

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has named William Ngo, OD, PhD, FAAO as this year’s recipient of the Korb - Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant.

Dr. Ngo is head of Biosciences at the Centre for Ocular Research and Education and a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Celebrating our WOVS postdocs

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To mark National Postdoc Appreciation Week (September 21 – 25), WOVS is pleased to recognize our postdoctoral fellows.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Dr. Stanley Woo appointed to second term as School Director

Dr. Stanley Woo

Dr. Stanley Woo will serve a second term as Director of the School of Optometry & Vision Science after a strong majority of faculty and staff voted in favour of reappointment.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Shedding new light on concussion-related vision disorders

blurry double exposure of windowsill with plants

People who suffer a concussion often experience visual disorders, such as double vision and difficulty focusing, as a result of their injury. However, very little is known about these often debilitating symptoms and how long they may last.

A group of researchers, including Dr. Kristine Dalton of the School of Optometry & Vision Science, is hoping to change that. The researchers recently received funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for a two-year study that may be the first step toward new treatments for concussion-related vision disorders.

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