Centre for Sight Enhancement

Centre for Sight Enhancement logoLow Vision Clinic       

Located within the School of Optometry and Vision Science's Optometry Clinic, the Low Vision Clinic provides a comprehensive range of vision rehabilitation services, including:

  • assessment, prescription, instruction and rehabilitation
  • information and referral for medical, social, educational, vocational and financial services
  • liaison with applicable government programs and services, and groups serving the low vision population
  • consultation with and referral to other specialty clinics within the School of Optometry and to community services
  • basic and clinical research into various aspects of low vision

Appointments are required

Appointments can be booked directly by people with low vision or their advocates. Referrals are also accepted from ophthalmologists, optometrists, other rehabilitation professionals, or specialist teachers. Before an appointment is finalized, people will be asked to provide some preliminary background information to ensure that all of the necessary equipment, services and personnel are available for the patient’s visit. For more information, call the Clinic at (519) 888-4708 or University of Waterloo ext. 84708.

Eligibility for low vision rehabilitation services

The Centre for Sight Enhancement has no fundamental eligibility criteria for its service provisions. Low vision services are provided in an inclusive environment to anyone who has a functional visual impairment that cannot be corrected by routine medical/surgical intervention or by conventional refraction.

  1. June 3, 2017Eye Talks: Your Vision is Our Vision

    Join us for a free public education event in celebration of the School of Optometry & Vision Science's 50th Anniversary. Come learn more about current issues in eye health. Children’s activities will be available.

    The Low Vision Clinic / Centre for Sight Enhancement will have a booth at the event - stop by and see us!

    The first 100 people to register will receive a goodie bag, so register early! There will be door prizes as well. The grand prize is a free LASIK eye surgery from TLC Laser Eye Centre.

  2. June 26, 2016Described Audio Performance at Stratford Festival

    For the second year, the Centre for Sight Enhancement has organized a trip to the Stratford Festival to see a described audio performance of As You Like It.  This lively performance is set in Newfoundland.  During a light lunch before the show, Dr. Ted McGee will break down the play  in an entertaining way. 


    During the performance a live audio describer gives details of costumes, sets and key on-stage action. Delivered via headset, the description supplements the spoken dialogue without interfering with it. 

  3. June 26, 2015Sound of Music

    Accessible performance brings Sound of Music to life for low-vision community

    The Sound of Music presentation with live described audio at the Stratford Festival on June 21st was fantastic.  Read more about our trip on the Daily Bulletin!

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