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 e-mail lvclinic@uwaterloo.ca.

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. Feb. 26, 2018Clinical placement available in the Optometry Clinic for a Renison BSW student

    BSW Field Education Placement - Unpaid

    Optometry Clinic – Bachelor level placement

    The School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to announce that we will be providing a clinical placement for BSW students from the School of Social Work at University of Waterloo – located at Renison University College.

  2. Feb. 6, 2018Counselling Internships Available

    Counselling Internships - Applications are now closed for 2018.

    Optometry Clinic – Master level supervision program, unpaid

    The School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to announce that we will be starting a Clinical Internship Program for counselling students.  The goal of the program is to provide a dynamic supervised clinical practicum for counselling students in Canada while also equipping them with specialized skills and experience that will allow them to work with the

  3. 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.

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