Dr. Debbie Jones

Clinical Professor
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Debbie Jones is a clinical professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science and a lead clinical scientist at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), at the University of Waterloo.

Her main area of clinical focus is in pediatric optometry and her main area of research activity is in the area of myopia control.

Debbie has a keen interest in the eyecare needs of indigenous peoples and has provided eyecare to a remote community in Northern Ontario on a number of occasions.

Trained in the UK, Debbie has been a faculty member at the School of Optometry and Vision Science since 1998. She is formally a partner in an award winning private practice in the UK and has published articles in optometric journals and regularly presents at optometric conferences worldwide. She is a Fellow of the British College of Optometrists, the British Contact Lens Association and also of the American Academy of Optometry.

Research Interests

  • Myopia control
  • Paediatric vision
  • Public education
  • Indigenous eyecare


  • BSc(hons), FCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA