Monday, April 8, 2019

Seeing Eye to Eye: Interprofessional Collaboration Course Helps Optometrists and Pharmacists Improve Patient Care

Pharmacist standing with prescription bottles

New Online Continuing Education Series Focuses on Enhancing Eye Care

In today’s healthcare environment where patients see several specialists during diagnosis and treatment, interdisciplinary knowledge is more important than ever. When healthcare providers across sectors collaborate to share expertise and make care decisions, patient outcomes improve.

Friday, March 22, 2019

WOVS graduate student creates first standardized visual acuity chart in Arabic

BAL Arabic eye chart

A graduate student at the University of Waterloo has developed the first standardized chart to measure vision for reading in Arabic – a language spoken by hundreds and millions of people around the world.

I wanted to get a standardized chart in Arabic for testing my patients. I then discovered that we don’t have one.

Monday, March 18, 2019

“An incredible educator”: Dr. Natalie Hutchings recognized for teaching excellence

Portrait of Dr. Natalie Hutchings

Dr. Natalie Hutchings has been recognized with the Faculty of Science’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA).

Numerous letters of support from both students and faculty accompanied Hutchings’ nomination. These cited her exemplary performance in all aspects of teaching at the School, whether in the classroom, lab or clinic.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Identifying the missing element in hospital fall prevention

Dr. Narayan and Dr. Leat work with a patient at the hospital

“Did you get your eyes checked?” an elderly gentleman asks a fellow patient in a hospital lunch room. When the other patient nods, he smiles.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Waterloo’s Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) chapter completes its first clinic trip abroad

Optometry student Alana DeSouza completes an eye exam

A trip report from optometry student Team Leader, Morgan Jackson

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.

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