CORE is a world-renowned eye research facility at the School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of Waterloo.


– Support visionary research and help advance global eye health and vision. Create a profile to be matched to a study
– $20/hr for your time attending research visits
– Try new and innovative products
– No contact lens experience necessary
– All ages welcome


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Stay up-to-date on our latest activities and study opportunities while learning about the complexities of the human eye.


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Welcome to CORE

The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), located in the School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of Waterloo, specializes in eye research focused on the front surface of the human eye. Our mission is to improve global eye health and vision through advanced bioscience, clinical research and education.
We connect members of the community with personalized research study opportunities and recommendations.

Create a participant profile and get notified of study opportunities that might be right for you! 


  • CORE Offers Clinical Insights on Biometry in Myopia Management

    May 1, 2023

    Issue 71 of Contact Lens Update Now Available WATERLOO, ONTARIO, May 1, 2023—Addressing the rapidly-evolving importance of biometry in myopia management, the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has dedicated Issue 71 of Contact Lens Update to the topic. Four international experts offer timely, clinically-relevant perspectives that eye care professionals can employ in their practices for ...
  • CORE Receives 2023 OAO Public Education Award

    April 26, 2023

    WATERLOO, ONTARIO, April 25, 2023—The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has received the Public Education Award from the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), which honors members for outstanding contributions in public education and awareness campaigns and activities. CORE was specifically recognized for promoting eye health and safety, including providing scientifically-sound information to consumers ...
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