CCOA Program

Learn More »

Incident Reporting

Learn more »

Vision at Work Program

Learn more »

Recent News

Jul 26, 2016
On July 16, 2016, Health Canada announced that decorative contact lenses (also known as cosmetic, coloured or fashion contact lenses) will be regulated as Class II medical devices in Canada.  This means that all manufacturers of decorative contact lens
May 05, 2016
This May, in conjunction with National Vision Health Month, CAO President Dr. Barry Thienes will be featured in the "Expert in the Field" section of the Canadian Medical Association's DemandAPlan.
May 04, 2016
OTTAWA, May 1, 2016 – May is Vision Health Month, and doctors of optometry are urging Canadians to make eye exams part of their preventative healthcare routines.
Jan 10, 2016
Saskatchewan Optometrists now have the authority to diagnose, treat and manage glaucoma, including prescribing oral medications.
Aug 19, 2015
PEI Minister of Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie, has announced an expansion of primary care services through optometrists.
Jul 30, 2015
On July 29, 2015, Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose, announced that Health Canada is proceeding with regulations that will require identical safety standards for non-corrective (cosmetic) contact lenses as prescription/corrective contact lenses.  
Slides: 
CCOA Registration
CAO Congress 2017
Eye questions?