The University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science has received UWaterloo’s approval to create the Waterloo Eye Institute (WEI). The WEI will be housed in a state-of-the-art 67,000 sq. ft. centre and will reportedly be the Waterloo region’s largest eye and vision care centre. The Centre will provide a variety of eye and vision care for residents, including surgery, wellness, and rehabilitation, and will have an ambulatory surgical centre to meet needs for cataract surgery and a tele-optometry centre to meet the needs of remote and underserved communities. The school has launched a fundraising campaign to support the initiative and anticipates that constructoin will begin in Spring 2022.