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  • New contact lens study (Study ID: CORGI)

    September 20, 2019

    The purpose of this study is to refit wearers of daily disposable contact lenses who currently experience symptoms of dry eye and discomfort during lens wear, with a different type of daily disposable contact lens. We will evaluate the performance of your habitual lenses and the study lenses by taking measurements and asking you questions about your lens wearing ...
  • 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 ...