Alumni and members of the Canadian Association of Optometrists

Witer Learning Resource Centre services

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The Witer Learning Resource Centre (WLRC) provides the following services to uWaterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science alumni (OD) and Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) members.

These services are generously sponsored by the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO), the Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund (COETF) and the School of Optometry & Vision Science.

Electronic resources available to Alumni and COA members through the WLRC

Please contact the WLRC for access (

Free Resources through Open Access

In addition to our resources, the Association of Vision Science Libraries provides a current list of:

The University of Waterloo also provides of list of many more OA resources:

Borrowing and research services 

Continuing Education (CE) credit sources

The following resources are approved by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE).

  • Optocase - developed by ophthalmologists and optometrists from Canada, and Australia, this site provides image of condition, etiology, histology and presentation. NOTE: try out one of the free CE case modules to see the management, epidemiology, recent literature components of a case

We strive to provide 2-3 day turnaround assistance but requests may take up to a week.

If you do not wish to submit an online form, other forms of contact include:

  • Email the WLRC
  • Phone (519) 888-4005 to schedule an in-person consultation