Dr. Khan received both her Honours Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees from the University of Waterloo in 2007, graduating on the Dean's List. Upon graduation, she was awarded the CooperVision Contact Lens Award for excellence in contact lens care, and the J.C.Thompson Memorial Prize for Optometry.
A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Dr. Labreche has earned a Bachelor of Science degree (1999), a Doctor of Optometry degree (1999) and a residency diploma in Low vision and Geriatrics (2000). She is the Head of Habilitation Services and the Director of the CSE.
Professor Susan Leat graduated in Optometry (BSc Hons, 1st Class) from the University of Manchester, UK. She obtained her PhD and undertook post-doctoral studies at Cardiff University. She was founder of the Cardiff University Low Vision Clinic and instrumental in establishing the Special Assessment Clinic in Cardiff University. In 1991 she took up a Faculty position in the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Canada where she is now a Professor, a clinician in the Pediatric and Special Needs Clinic and a Low Vision clinician. She teaches and conducts research in low vision, gerontology, pediatrics and psychophysics. She has published over 70 papers in peer reviewed journals and several books and book chapters on topics of low vision, pediatric vision and aging.
Ann Plotkin graduated from Adelphi University, NY and completed her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1983. Following this she completed a residency in Low Vision Rehabilitative Optometry at the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center, Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Ann completed her MSc in 1991 from University of Waterloo.
Graham Strong completed his Master of Science and Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo. He has worked in the field of low vision rehabilitation since 1970. His primary research focuses on evidence-based low vision services and the development of new assistive devices for people with impaired vision.
Dr. Ujimoto received his Doctor of Optometry from the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo. He was honoured to receive the A.W. Cole Award for Clinical Excellence for his graduating class. He also trained in Pennsylvania at the Wills Eye Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, and private ophthalmology clinics.
Nicholas is an MA candidate in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is completing his clinical training in our clinic. Nicholas has a special interest in couples' counselling. He is also an instructor in the Department of Speech Communication and Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo, teaching courses in interpersonal communication & digital and visual media. Nicholas will provide counselling services in English, French & Spanish.
Dr. Baldry obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo and remained at UWOVS to complete the Low Vision Rehabilitation residency. This training provided extensive experience in examination and rehabilitation of patients with vision loss, and substantial exposure to ocular disease and therapeutics. She has continued on as a Clinical Supervisor at the University of Waterloo.
Liz is completing her Social Work Field Placement in our clinic. Born and raised in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, Liz graduated on the Dean’s List from the University of Water-loo with a Bachelor of Arts degree (2018) in Honours Arts and Business, majoring in Social Development Studies. She is now pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work at Renison University College. In her spare time, Liz loves exploring national parks and spending time at the cottage with her friends and family.
Dr. Sana Owais received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo (2018) and her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (Physiology Specialization) from McMaster University (2013). She graduated summa cum laude and with Deans’ Honour List. During optometry school she received the VSP/FYidoctors Practice Excellence Scholarship, the Gold Key International Optometric Honour Society Award and was the President and Student Liaison of the American Academy of Optometry University of Waterloo Student Chapter. She is currently completing her residency in low vision rehabilitation at the University of Waterloo. She looks forward to seeing you at the Centre for Sight Enhancement.