Kristine N Dalton

Associate Professor, Optometrist

Kristine Dalton is an Associate Professor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science, an optometrist, and a leader in the field of sports vision and concussion rehabilitation.  After establishing and directing the Vision & Motor Performance Lab in 2013, Kristine went onto found the Sports Vision Clinic at the University of Waterloo in 2014. Under her leadership, the Sports Vision Clinic expanded its services to include the Brain Injury Clinic in 2019. In her clinical work, Kristine provides performance vision enhancement and vision rehabilitation services for athletes and individuals with traumatic brain injury (concussion).

Kristine’s research interests include sports performance, traumatic brain injury rehabilitation in able-bodied and Para sport, and Paralympic classification for athletes with vision impairment. Her work is helping to develop national and international guidelines on concussion management in optometric clinical practice and for para athletes, as well as one of the first sport-specific classification systems for Para athletes with vision impairment.

Kristine is a member of the Concussion in Para Sport group, a Fellow of the American Academic of Optometry, a Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association.