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George and Judy Woo Centre for Sight Enhancement Low Vision Clinic

Have you been diagnosed with an eye disease?
Has your eye care provider told you there’s nothing else they can do for you?
Does this disease make it difficult for you to see, even when you are wearing your glasses?
Does your vision prevent you from doing things you want to do?
Does your vision make you feel, sad, depressed or angry?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, low vision rehabilitation may be right for you.

The clinic serves anyone who has a vision impairment that can’t be corrected by glasses, surgery or other medical treatments. Using vision assessments, vision aids and counselling, we can help you improve your quality of life and maximize your independence.

During your visits, we will

  • assess your vision and explain your condition in easy-to-understand terms
  • help you decide what forms of treatment are right for you
  • train you to use devices that can help you make the most of your vision
  • provide counselling for both you and your family, if you wish
  • help you connect with government programs and other resources
  • work with your doctor and other healthcare providers to ensure you receive seamless care

Appointments at the Low Vision Clinic must be made by phone or email.

Please call 519-888-4708 or email

Did you know?

The Low Vision Clinic is offered by the George and Judy Woo Centre for Sight Enhancement (CSE), a globally recognized clinical, research and teaching hub that focuses on all facets of low vision rehabilitation and enhancement. The CSE is located in the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science.

Meet our Sight Enhancement team

  • Dave Johnston

    High Technology Assessment Specialist

  • Heidi Panchaud

    Certified Low Vision Therapist

  • Dr. Tammy Labreche

    Clinical Associate Professor; Centre for Sight Enhancement, Director; Vision Rehabilitation, Clinic Co-Head

  • Dr. Patricia Hrynchak

    Clinical Professor; Senior Teaching Fellow; Undergraduate Studies Officer

  • Dr. Shamrozé Khan

    Assistant Clinical Professor

  • Dr. Yongjiang Chen

    Clinical Supervisor

  • Kathryn Benoit

    High Technology Assessor, Occupational Therapist

  • Linda Jackson

    Patient Care Coordinator

  • Ayse Sevim

    Office Assistant

  • Kristin Snell

    Administrator, Centre for Sight Enhancement

  • Melinda Szilva

    Low Vision Rehabilitation Counsellor