Senior Administration Team

Bonnie Boshart, BBA
Manager, Research Contracts & IP

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.31248
Email: boshart@uwaterloo.ca

From 1986 to 1992 Bonnie worked as a support staff member at the School of Optometry. In 1992 Bonnie resigned her full-time position to resume her studies and in 1996 obtained her Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. In April 2000 Bonnie returned to Optometry and currently holds the position of Manager, Research Contracts & IP with the Centre for Ocular Research & Education.


Diane Bandura
CORE Administrator

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.35002
Email: dcleasby@uwaterloo.ca

Diane worked as an optometric assistant in private practice for ten years. She was hired as a research assistant by the Centre for Ocular Research & Education in 1989, and currently holds the position of Administrator.


Lyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FCAHS, DipCLP, DipOrth, FIACLE, FAAO
CORE Director

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.35030
Email: lwjones@uwaterloo.ca

Lyndon Jones is a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University Research Chair and Director of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo. He graduated in Optometry from the University of Wales in 1985 and gained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Biomaterials Research Unit at Aston University, Birmingham, UK in 1998. He was awarded an honorary DSc by Aston University in July 2018. He holds three of the higher clinical awards granted by the UK College of Optometrists, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, in which he is a Diplomate in Cornea and Contact Lenses, and is also a Fellow of both the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) and the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA).

His research interests primarily focus on the interaction of novel and existing contact lens materials with the ocular environment, dry eye and the development of novel materials for ocular drug delivery. He has authored over 400 refereed and professional papers, one text-book and given over 1000 invited lectures at conferences worldwide, in over 40 countries. He has been awarded over 30 national and international awards, including Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the 2014 “Glenn Fry Award” from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), 2014 “Donald Korb Award” from the American Optometric Association and 2013 “Max Schapero Award” from the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the AAO.

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Jill WoodsJill Woods, BSc(Hons), MCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA
Clinical Research Manager
Senior Clinical Scientist

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.36743
Email: jwoods@uwaterloo.ca

Jill completed her degree in Optometry & Vision Science at The City University, London, UK in 1984. She owned her own private optometry practice in London, 1986 -1992. At this time she also worked in a low vision unit at a local hospital, provided clinical teaching at The City University and both practiced and taught at the London Refraction Hospital, now known as the Institute of Optometry, on a voluntary basis. In 1992 she moved to Manchester working in several general optometry practices and also taught contact lenses in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at UMIST. In 1999 she moved to Melbourne, Australia, becoming involved in clinical contact lens research as well as managing the general optometry practice. Jill joined the CORE team as a Clinical Scientist in 2005 and was appointed Clinical Research Manager in 2013.

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