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05/02/2018
In recognition of Vision Health Month, Ginette Petitpas, Minister of Health, urges Canadians to "make visiting an optometrist a part of their regular health routine".
01/12/2018
Today's Parent magazine published an article that featured the COS/CAO position statement on electronic screen
10/18/2017
MPs and Senators joined Ottawa schoolchildren at the Eye read on the Hill event, highlighting the importance of children's eye health and comprehensive eye exams.
05/03/2017
In recognition of Vision Health Month, the Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health issued a statement encouraging all Canadians to learn more about eye health and the importance of regular eye exams.
05/01/2017
May is Vision Health Month, and the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) has begun its annual awareness campaign with a call for Canadians to “GetEyeWise” to help encourage optimal eye health and vision care.
02/02/2017
During Question Period on February 1, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that there would be no new taxation of health and dental benefits in the 2017 Budget.
01/17/2017
CAO has joined a broad coalition of health care providers, collaborating on an issue that could have serious negative impacts on the health of Canadians.
10/27/2016
Landmark Study Finds Children’s Eyesight Worsening Sooner Than Previous Generations Spending One Additional Hour Per Week Outdoors Significantly Lowers Odds Of Nearsightedness
10/20/2016
While zombie eyes or cat eye pupils might seem like a cool trick to enhance this year’s Halloween costume, it is no treat when serious eye damage occurs.
10/18/2016
OTTAWA (October 18, 2016) - Canada’s vision health professionals, which include optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians, remind Canadians to be mindful of potential risks to their eyes at this time of year when wearing cosmetic contact lenses as

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