Dr. Laura Jacques
Dr. Laura Jacques studied biochemistry and psychophysics at the University of Winnipeg where she was awarded the Lieutenant Governor Gold Medal. She subsequently pursued functional brain imaging research within the department of Neuro-Ophthalmology at McGill University, after which she was accepted to the University of Waterloo Optometry program. While studying at Waterloo she completed externships at the Gimbel Eye Centre in Calgary and the Eye Associates of Pinellas in Florida, where she was actively involved in the pre- and post-operative management of cataract, refractive, retinal disease, glaucoma, and oculoplastic procedures. Additionally, she was actively involved in research pertaining to the hemodynamics of the retina, dry eye, and diabetes at the University of Waterloo and Toronto Western Hospital.
After graduating with Honours as a Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2008, Dr. Jacques had the pleasure of completing an additional externship at the Nagri Eye Hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.