Professor

BSc (Manchester), PhD (Cardiff), FAAOFCOptom Email: leat@uwaterloo.ca
Telephone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 32040
Fax: (519) 725-0784
Office: OPT 377
Labs: OPT 251, ext. 36760 and OPT 372, ext. 32189

Biography

Susan LeatSusan Leat is a Professor at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science. She graduated with 1st class Honours in Optometry from the University of Manchester (formerly UMIST), England. She obtained her PhD and undertook post-doctoral studies at Cardiff University (formerly UWCC), Great Britain. She was founder and director of the Cardiff University Low Vision Clinic, the first university-based low vision clinic of its kind in Britain, and was instrumental in establishing the Special Assessment Clinic in Cardiff. She moved to Canada in 1991 to take up a Faculty position in the University of Waterloo where she is currently a Professor. She is past Head of the Paediatric and Special Needs Clinic, Primary Care Externship Programme Officer and Senior Admissions Officer for Optometry. She is a clinician in the Low Vision Clinic and the Paediatric and Special Needs Clinic and is currently the Head of Residencies. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of psychophysics, low vision and paediatrics.

Research

Clinic duties

  • Registered optometrist, BSc (Manchester), PhD (Cardiff)
  • Supervising clinician: low vision clinic, paediatric and special needs clinic, primary care clinic
  • Clinical interests: low vision, pediatrics, special needs populations, gerontology

Teaching interests

  • Paediatric optometry, learning disabilities and populations with special needs
  • Low vision
  • Gerontology

Additional information

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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