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  • Learn more about the Centre for Ocular Research & Education

    March 20, 2018

    The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) was established in 1988 at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science. It was designed to meet a need for objective, academically-grounded research to support a growing contact lens industry. Over the next two decades, founding director Desmond Fonn developed the organization from a three-person ...
  • Waterloo study finds kids’ eyesight worsening earlier and largely uncorrected

    November 4, 2016

    Nearsightedness in children increases nearly fivefold from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with almost a third of the cases going undiagnosed and uncorrected, according to new research. The team from the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Science and the CNIB found that near-sightedness, or myopia, increases from 6 per cent to 28.9 per cent over the age ...