About CORE

The Centre for Ocular Research & Education was established in 1988 at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science. Our researchers study eye health, with a special focus on contact lens wear. In fact, our research has helped to develop many of the contact lenses and related products available today! Want more details? Check out our main website.


We’re on the 3rd floor of the School of Optometry (200 Columbia St. W, Waterloo). When you arrive at the School of Optometry building,  take the elevator to the 3rd floor and look for room 352 (that’s our reception desk). You can follow the link below to find the School of Optometry. If you drive, please park in lot O and we will give you a token to get out so there is no parking cost to you.

Map: Driving directions to CORE

Contact us

The Centre for Ocular Research & Education
School of Optometry and Vision Science
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Phone: (519) 888-4742
Fax: (519) 888-4303
Email: corestudies@uwaterloo.ca