Welcome to the Vision and Motor Performance Lab

Sports vision is the practice of examining and managing the visual needs of athletes. The Vision and Motor Performance Lab (V&MP), located in the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, is dedicated to providing the highest level of clinical care for athletes and conducting high quality research with the aim of improving athletic performance.

  1. Apr. 1, 2018How does vision impact Paralympic performance? Waterloo Optometry researcher sets out to measure visual impairment in Paralympic skiers
    Visually impaired skier at a competition

    The women's visually impaired Super-G event at the 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships in La Molina, Spain. Henrieta Farkasova and guide Natalia Subtrova. Photo credit: Laura Hale.

    Imagine standing at the top of a double black diamond ski run, descending 3,000 feet over bumpy and icy terrain, reaching speeds of 80 mph. Now imagine doing all of this blind.

  2. Nov. 26, 2014Kristine Dalton interviewed by CBC about her work with the Vision and Motor Performance Lab
    Athlete receiving an eye exam

    The work of the Vision and Motor Performance Lab is being covered by the news! Watch an interview with Kristine Dalton by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation here.

Read all news