News archive - 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Coffee time: Caffeine improves reaction to moving targets

A person's hands pouring a cup of coffee

That morning coffee might be even more helpful than you think.

In the first study of its kind to explore caffeine’s effects on dynamic visual skills, researchers from Waterloo's School of Optometry & Vision Science and the University of Granada have concluded that caffeine increases alertness and detection accuracy for moving targets. Caffeine also improved participants’ reaction times.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Championing the advancement of eye and vision research

Dr. Ben Thompson working with a participant in a research study.

The University of Waterloo’s global hub for eye and vision research is taking on some of vision science’s most pressing challenges through five strategic research programs aimed to generate technologies to prevent vision loss and preserve healthy vision.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Right Honourable David Johnston announced as Honorary Chair for the Waterloo Eye Institute

The Right Honourable David Johnston stands in front of a banner for the Waterloo Eye Institute.

The University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science (UWOVS) is announcing that The Right Honourable David Johnston, the 28th Governor General of Canada and former UWaterloo president, will serve as Honorary Chair for the School’s $35-million cam

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Join us November 30 for Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday banner

This year for Giving Tuesday, UWOVS is back with another exciting donor challenge! 

When $10,000 in gifts have been made to the Waterloo Eye Institute Fund, an extra $5,000 will be unlocked, thanks to the generosity of our challenge champions Dan Langlois and Tracey Webb. Join us on Tuesday, November 30 to #helppeoplesee.

Friday, November 19, 2021

UWOVS ranked 5th in the world

Optometrists performs an examination on a patient

The University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science is amongst the top optometry schools in the world, according to one of the field’s top scientific journals.

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