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. Apr. 12, 2019Internships

    BSW Field Education Placement - Unpaid - Applications open

    Optometry Clinic – Bachelor level placement

    The School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to provide clinical placement for BSW students from the School of Social Work at University of Waterloo.

  2. Feb. 13, 2019Counselling Internships Available

    Counselling Internships - Applications are now closed for 2019

    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.

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  1. June 23, 2019Billy Elliot Musical at Stratford FestivalBilly Elliot, the musical. Stratford Festival. Sunday, July 23rd 2019. Image of Billy Elliot, a young boy jumping.

    Join Us!

    It’s the fifth anniversary of our annual trip to Stratford and we have rolled back the prices!
    Come join us for a trip to the Stratford Festival to see an audio described performance of
    Billy Elliot, The Musical. While there, we will be entertained with a lunch hour talk by a Festival
    “insider”.

    The price includes a boxed lunch, a ticket to the show and return bus transportation.
    Departure and arrival will be from the UW Optometry clinic on Columbia Street in Waterloo.

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