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    Highlights

  • Learn more about the Centre for Contact Lens Research

    December 1, 2016

    The Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) 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 operation ...
  • 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 ...