Elizabeth Irving

Professor, Optometry and Vision Science

Contact Information

Email: elizabeth.irving@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519 888-4567 x45529

Professor | Optometry and Vision Science, Faculty of Science

Dr. Elizabeth Irving is a clinician/scientist with internationally recognized expertise in vision science including eye tracking and binocular vision. Irving has led a variety of different types of ​vision related studies​, including those to evaluate vision and learning, investigate ocular parameters, validate novel testing procedures, investigate the need for stereopsis (depth perception) in military helicopter pilots, study the effects of space flight on the eye, study eye tracking in concussion and investigate new ways of educating the public on eye disease and eye care. 

Graduate Supervision: Accepting graduate students, conditional on available funding. 

Selected Publications:

  • Machan CM, Chriqui E, Law C, Norman B, Alhassan M, Almeida QJ, Kergoat H, Irving EL. Changing Vergence Function in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease and Convergence Insufficiency. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 2020 April 73:41-43. 
  • Hartle B, Sudhama A, Deas LM, Allison RS, Irving EL, Glaholt MG, Wilcox LM. Contribution of stereopsis and aviation experience to simulated rotary wing altitude estimation. Human Factors: J Human Factors Ergonomics Society. June 18, 2019. 
  • Irving EL , Lillakas L. Difference between vertical and horizontal saccades across the human lifespan. Experimental Eye Research. 2019 Jun;183:38-45. Epub 2018 Aug 30.