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 Publishes Guidance on Ocular Surface Immunology for Better Patient Care

    August 21, 2023

    Contact Lens Update Issue 73 Now Available WATERLOO, Ontario, August 21, 2023—In response to increased clinical interest regarding ocular surface immunology, the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has published a collection of resources to create a greater understanding among the global eye care community. Issue 73 of Contact Lens Update focuses on the topic ...
  • Canadian Association of Optometrists Presents Dr. Debbie Jones with 2023 President’s Award

    July 17, 2023

    Honour Recognizes Contributions to Pediatric Vision Care and Myopia Control WATERLOO, Ontario, July 17, 2023—The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) has named Debbie Jones, BSc, FCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA, as its 2023 President’s Award recipient. The organization’s highest honour was conferred in recognition for her significant contributions to pediatric vision care, myopia control, and optometry education. Dr. Jones ...
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