Dr. Margot Couse
Margot obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo, graduating in 2019 and receiving the Attridge Award for Excellence in Pathology. She completed a clinical externship at the Eye Foundation of Utah in Salt Lake City, gaining extensive experience in the diagnosis, therapeutic treatment, and management of ocular disease, with a special focus on glaucoma. She subsequently completed her primary care externship at Mind’s Eye Optometry in Etobicoke, performing comprehensive eye care with an emphasis on paediatric optometry, binocular vision assessment, and vision therapy.
During the course of her studies, Margot also contributed to various research projects in vision science. Notably, Margot worked as a research assistant at the Kensington Vision Research Centre in Toronto, analyzing retinal images for biomarkers of neurodegenerative disease. In 2016, Margot received the Howard Stein Summer Research Award for her contributions. Currently, she sits on the University of Waterloo's Clinical Research Ethics Board, helping ensure that clinical studies prioritize participant safety.
Outside the office, Margot is an avid reader, a music and art lover, an outdoor enthusiast, and a budding green thumb.