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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Optometry student Sherene Vazhappilly wins Transitions Scholarship Award

Sherene Vazhappilly

Fourth-year Optometry student Sherene Vazhappilly has won the 2018 Students of Vision Scholarship from Transitions Optical and the Opticians Association of Canada.

Friday, November 30, 2018

The doctor and the dragon: Entrepreneurs provide advice and inspiration for building careers in vision care

Arlene Dickinson speaks to students, staff and faculty at the School of Optometry & Vision Science

On November 26th more than 200 students, staff and faculty at the School of Optometry & Vision Science gathered for an evening full of practical career advice mixed with inspiration, offered by two of the industry’s key influencers.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Trans-Pacific agreement fosters close research partnership between Hong Kong PolyU and Waterloo

Hong Kong PolyU Vice President (Research Development), Alexander Wai holds witnessed agreement (centre) with Waterloo Dean of Sc

Hong Kong PolyU Vice President (Research Development), Alexander Wai holds witnessed agreement (centre) with Waterloo Dean of Science, Bob Lemieux (l

Friday, November 2, 2018

Optometry student Joann Qiao speaks at President’s Reception

Optometry student Joanne Qiao presents at the President’s Reception

Second-year Optometry student Joanne Qiao was one of the presenters at the University of Waterloo President’s Reception on October 29.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Ann Girling receives Westervelt College Alumni Award

After 20 years working in long-term and palliative care, Ann Girling was ready for a change. So in 2015, she went back to school, graduating as a Medical Office Administrator from Westervelt College.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Abnormal vision in childhood can affect brain functions

A research team has discovered that abnormal vision in childhood can affect the development of higher-level brain areas responsible for things such as attention.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science to have first virtual reality optometry lab in Canada

A new virtual reality (VR) training lab at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science, will help Canada’s next generation of optometrists learn how to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases more quickly and accurately.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

School of Optometry & Vision Science Residencies receive accreditation

The School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to announce that our current residencies have received accreditation from the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE). The four current residencies are the Cornea and Contact Lens, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease and Glaucoma, and the Pediatrics and Vision Therapy residency.

Friday, August 17, 2018

OcuBlink, Inc. wins seed funding from two prominent business accelerators

OcuBlink is a Centre for Ocular Research & Education affiliated start-up that is developing sophisticated in vitro eye models for ophthalmic testing.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Patty Hrynchak wins Award for Excellence in Optometric Education

Dr. Patricia K. Hrynchak is the 2018 recipient of the Michael G. Harris Family Award for Excellence in Optometric Education from the American Academy of Optometry. 

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