Seeing the World in New Ways

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Lecture by:
Dr. Jim Wilkinson

Like so many areas of health care, vision care is also changing rapidly. Technology advancements come from drug delivery modes, changes in pharmaceuticals, laser, refractive technologies, new diagnostic instrumentations, gene therapy, computer assisted changes, monitoring, diagnosis, artificial intelligence, as well as micro instruments through quantum and Nano technology. An optometric exam will look very different in the future than it does now.  This lecture will explore how technology is already affecting us now, but also our children and our grandchildren going forward.

About The Lecturer

Dr. Jim Wilkinson

Dr. Jim Wilkinson graduated from the University of Kent at Cantebury, England with a degree in Biological Chemistry in 1980. He has been a partner at his current Optometric practice in Kitchener since graduating from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1986. He achieved his F.A.A.O membership (Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry) in 1989 and is not only a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario but has also served on several college committees from 2001 to current. Dr. Wilkinson co-developed the Vision Care wing at Freeport Hospital with a local Ophthalmologist. He also authored two sections of the Guide to Clinical Practice of Ontario, was a clinical supervisor at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry Primary Care and Ocular Health clinics, and lectured locally. Dr. Wilkinson has pioneered new clinical techniques in corneal re-shaping and dry eye therapy, which have become common practice in Ontario.