Welcome to our first newsletter. Its purpose is to provide you with highlights and updates about the research and educational activities being undertaken at the CORE, at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science.
The CORE is one of the largest such units in the world conducting research in the main areas of contact lenses and dry eye. Its research personnel encompass a wide variety of backgrounds, including optometry, ophthalmology, biomaterials science, chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology.
Since the CORE was first established, in 1988, the contact lens landscape has changed enormously. Founding director, Professor Desmond Fonn, developed the CORE from a three-person operation into a thriving hub of basic and clinical research. Through continued expansion of our capabilities, we now see the unit employing almost 60 people, including researchers, students/trainees and support personnel.
I hope you find our newsletter interesting. If there is a particular piece of information you would like to hear about in future issues, please feel free to contact me: Lyndon.Jones@uwaterloo.ca