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  • New dry eye study (Study ID: HIBISCUS)

    March 1, 2019

    What are we trying to learn? We are examining the performance and beneficial effects of a new lubricating eye drop in people with dry eye. About the study If eligible, you will be asked to use lubricating eye drops provided by us every day and attend the following visit schedule, for a total of 4 visits over approximately ...
  • 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 ...