About the Centre for Sight Enhancement

Established in 1984, the Centre for Sight Enhancement (CSE) is Canada's first and only vision rehabilitation service to be accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services. CSE is a clinical, teaching (undergraduate and graduate), and research unit within the School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of Waterloo.  Specific initiatives within the Centre include the Low Vision Clinic and the Sight Enhancement Equipment Pool and Assessment Centre (SEEPAC).

The aim of the Low Vision Clinic is to improve your visual function through the effective use of assessment, training, counselling, and assistive devices in accordance with evidence-informed standards and protocols that are routinely articulated during a meticulous self-study process and explicitly by an on-site peer review process.

"Low vision" is the term used to describe the condition where a person has vision loss and is unable to perform age-appropriate visual tasks even with medical or surgical treatment and/or using conventional spectacles or contact lenses.