The ability to see well is important to the social, intellectual, and emotional development of children. The University of Waterloo’s Optometry Clinic (School of Optometry and Vision Science) partnered with the Youth Association for Academics, Athletics and Character Education (YAAACE) to provide vision screening and comprehensive eye examinations for children and youth. The summer day camp program in the Jane and Finch area of Toronto is in a neighborhood experiencing a variety of health and socio-economic barriers, including access to eye care.
On Monday, August 21, the U.S. will see its first full solar eclipse spanning from coast to coast in 99 years, and the Optometric community has been actively working to raise awareness about the potential retinal damage that can happen without using safe techniques to view and photograph the eclipse.
On Friday, June 29th during the 2017 CAO Congress, the School of Optometry & Vision Science was pleased to announce the recipients of the 50th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni of Honour Awards in front of over 500 practitioners from across the country.
The Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science (WOVS) reached an important milestone in its Vision2022 strategic planning exercise. On Wednesday, July 12, a Strategic Planning Workshop was held at the St. George Hall Conference and Events Centre, in Waterloo, which was attended by 35 invited faculty, staff and students from the School and Faculty of Science.
The annual Faculty of ScienceThree Minute Thesis heat returned this week. More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.
The Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Rob Hill, kicked off the competition and hosted the event.
Two have been added to those offered by the School for 2016-17. The new residencies are Ocular Disease and Glaucoma, and Sports Vision and Vision Therapy, which are added to the offering of Cornea and Contact Lens, Pediatrics and Vision Therapy, and Low Vision Rehabilitation, bringing the total residencies offered to five.
On November 25th as part of Optometry Week 2016, Kitchener-Waterloo representative Catherine Fife (NDP), visited the Optometry Clinic at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science. The purpose of her visit was to see where and how optometric education was provided. On her tour of the facilities the types of services, the technology used and the contributions that optometrists currently make to the Ontario and Canadian health-care system was discussed.