Clinical Associate Professor

Sarah MaciverHead, Primary Care Health Sciences Optometry Clinic

Telephone: (519) 888-4567 x43186
Fax: (519) 725-0624
Office:  OPT 247A


Sarah MacIver completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry. Following graduation, she completed a residency training in ocular disease at the SUNY (State University of New York) State College of Optometry in New York City. Six months of her residency were spent working in a hospital setting in downtown Brooklyn, the other six months were spent in the College of Optometry’s Ocular Disease Clinic in Manhattan. She has recently joined the faculty at the University of Waterloo as a clinical lecturer in ocular health and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

She is a clinical supervisor in the Ocular Health Clinic at the School of Optometry and Vision Science and at the Health Science Optometry clinic which is the School’s satellite clinic. She maintains a patient population of glaucoma, Diabetes, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), uveitis, and other ocular diseases. The school’s satellite campus adjoins the family medicine practice associated with McMaster Medical school. Sarah has been involved in  interprofessional collaboration with the family medicine practice and optometry. A part of this has been integrating Optometry learners and McMaster residents to help teach the benefits of inter professional relationships.

Clinic Duties

  • Registered Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent (TPA) certified optometrist, OD
  • Clinical supervisor
  • Areas of interest
    • Ocular disease 
    • Interprofessional care


  • Clinical utility of imaging instruments in posterior segment disease
  • Autofluorescence imaging
  • Interests
    • Interprofessional patient management
    • Ocular inflammation
    • Ocular surface disease 
    • Glaucoma 
    • Ocular manifestations of systemic disease


  • Advanced techniques in ocular disease
  • Areas of interest
    • Community based diabetic eye disease education
    • Retinal vascular disease
    • Ocular nutrition
    • Imaging instruments 
    • Glaucoma

Additional information

University of Waterloo

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