George & Judy Woo Centre for Sight Enhancement
Low 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
We can help!
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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 email@example.com.
Eligibility for low vision rehabilitation services
The George & Judy Woo 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.
- Sep. 8, 2022
The Centre for Sight Enhancement will be renamed the George & Judy Woo Centre for Sight Enhancement in celebration of George (OD ’64, DSc ’19) and Judy Woo's generous donation to the Seeing Beyond 2020 campaign.
Dr. George Woo (OD ’64, DSc ’19) co-founded the Low Vision Clinic in 1974 and was the founding director of the Centre for Sight Enhancement.
Read more about how the donation is helping people see.
- Jan. 20, 2022
Counselling Internships - Applications are now closed for May 2023-April 2024 placements.
Optometry Clinic – Master level supervision program, unpaid
The School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to offer 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 in working with clients with vision loss.
- Oct. 27, 2019
Share the Gift of Sight Through Sound
A fundraiser for the Share the Gift of Sight program
at the Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25 purchase at www.registrytheatre.com or at the door.
A study conducted by the Canadian Council for the Blind found that loss of vision is the disability that Canadians fear the most, and more than 25% of