Optometry Clinics

Eye and vision care for everyone

Whatever your eye and vision care needs, the University of Waterloo Optometry Clinics can help. We are one of Canada’s largest, best-equipped eye care centres, and we offer a full range of services, in two convenient locations.

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As part of the School of Optometry & Vision Science, we build on our research and optometric education to bring you the highest standard of eye and vision care.

Sight is one of our most precious gifts. We look forward to helping you protect yours.

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Comprehensive eye examinations for all ages

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Diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases

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 Specialty services such as vision rehabilitation

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Eyeglasses and contact lens evaluation, fitting and dispensing

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Urgent eye care

Why choose the Waterloo Optometry Clinics?

Recent news


Monday, November 6, 2023

Helping refugees and newcomers see

Stories of just some of the approximately 200 refugee patients a year Dr. Lisa Woo remembers seeing at the Health Sciences Optometry Clinic (HSOC) in downtown Kitchener, run by the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science.

Friday, October 27, 2023

A model for northern eye care

It’s cold outside but the view of Hudson’s Bay is beautiful from the Churchill Health Centre (CHC), where dozens of patients got their eyes examined this week, some for the first time in years, thanks to state-of-the art equipment donated through the University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science.  

The eye clinic, which took place from October 23 to 25 in the northern Manitoba town of about 900 people, was the first to pilot an initiative co-led by the School, the Manitoba Association of Optometrists (MAO) and the CHC.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Can a simple eye exam help diagnose autism?

New research from the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science found a difference between how females and males with high autistic traitprocess visual information. This provides researchers with a possible correlation to explain why some females are underdiagnosed and to help medical teams understand how a person’s neurodivergent presentation is tied to how they process sensory information.