Sarah MacIver

Sarah MacIver
Clinical Associate Professor, Teaching Fellow
Location: OPT 247A
Phone: 519-888-4567 x43186


Sarah MacIver is an associate clinical professor and chair of the Continuing Education Committee at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science. She completed residency training in ocular disease at the SUNY State College of Optometry in New York City before joining the faculty at the University of Waterloo in 2011. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, program chair of the Glaucoma Special Interest Group with the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society. She has given numerous lectures on ocular disease across Canada and the United States as well as online.

Research Interests

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


  • BSc, OD, FAAO


  • Registered Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent (TPA) certified optometrist, OD
  • Clinical supervisor

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Optometry, Fellow
  • Canadian Association of Optometrist (CAO), Member
  • Ontario Association of Optometrist, Member
  • College of Optometrists of Ontario, Member
  • Ocular Nutrition Society, Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member


  • OPTOM 255 - Diseases of the Eye 2
    • Taught in 2024
  • OPTOM 375L - Diseases of the Eye 3 Laboratory
    • Taught in 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • OPTOM 412 - Case Analysis 3
    • Taught in 2019, 2020

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