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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Myopia and a prescription to slow down progression

Children using computers

According to recent research, nearsightedness in Canadian children increases approximately fivefold from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with roughly a third of the cases going undiagnosed and uncorrected.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Poor vision may be a key risk factor in hospital falls

A hospital patient wearing a fall risk bracelet and using a walker.

According to a recent study by University of Waterloo and Western University, nearly 90 per cent of hospitalized patients have poor vision putting them at serious risk for falls.  

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Kristine Dalton and Rick Marta receive the 2018 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

Kristine Dalton and Rick Marta

The Faculty of Science is honoured to announce Prof. Kristine Dalton and Dr. Rick Marta as this year’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA) winners for their dedication to hands-on learning and mentorship.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Vision Science entrepreneur impresses Dragons' Den with postal packaging technology

Chau Phan pitches to Dragon's den

What can shippers and couriers save by shaving off a minute from every package they prepare for shipment?

Billions according to Chau Phan, a former Vision Science PhD student from the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo. Well worth the price of a single, easy to install Tricolops DIM-100 parcel dimensioner.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kids with reading problems may have abnormal binocular vision, study finds

Dr. Lisa Christian gives an eye exam to a child wearing glasses.

According to a new study by the University of Waterloo optometrists, elementary school children who read below their grade level may have lower than expected binocular vision test results, even if they see 20/20.