Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Brain stimulation improves reading ability in macular degeneration patients

Patient using brain stimulation tool to train brain

Drug treatments only slow down the progression of the disease, but Waterloo scientists discovered they could train the brain to use the information it receives more efficiently.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Helping Children See by Working Together

Lions Club and Cowan vision screening volunteers

Pediatric Vision Project partners with The Cowan Foundation and Lions Club of Canada

The School of Optometry & Vision Science (UWOVS) is partnering with The Cowan Foundation and the Lions Club of Canada to develop a coordinated vision plan for the Region of Waterloo Public Health to screen every child in senior kindergarten (SK). This plan is to meet the 2018 Ontario Public Health Standards set by the Ministry of Health.

Monday, November 7, 2022

IRIS commits $1 million to the Waterloo Eye Institute

Optometrist student doing diagnostic imaging on patient

The School of Optometry and Vision Science is celebrating a commitment of $1 million from IRIS, Canada’s most established network of optometrists, opticians and ophthalmologists.  

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Dr. Marta Witer (OD ’79) and the Ihnatowycz Family Foundation encourage fellow optometrists to come together for a great cause

Dr. Marta Witer and husband Ian Ihnatowycz

We are excited to announce that from now until October 15, 2023, Dr. Marta Witer and the Ihnatowycz Family Foundation are making a pledge to match all donations made by optometrists across Canada and the US, dollar for dollar - up to $1 million! These gifts will go towards the School of Optometry and Vision Science’s Seeing Beyond 2020 campaign to help fund the Waterloo Eye Institute (WEI).

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