As Canada’s primary eye health care providers, optometrists are encouraging employers to demonstrate their support for Canadian eye health and vision care by taking the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) vision care pledge!
CAO 2020 Employer Eye Health and Vision Care Pledge:
In recognition of the importance of eye health and vision care to work and school success, we encourage our employees to schedule a comprehensive eye exam for themselves and their family members with a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists. One of the least invasive steps to protect overall health, the comprehensive eye exam provides an opportunity for an optometrist to assess eye health and also identify symptoms of other serious health conditions. Make an appointment with your optometrist in 2020.
Taking the pledge is free, and simply asks employers to encourage their employees to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist in 2020.
A comprehensive eye exam is one of the least invasive steps you can take to protect your overall health. Eye disease isn’t always accompanied by recognizable symptoms. Waiting for them to appear puts vision at risk, which is why a comprehensive eye exam performed by an optometrist is an important part of preventive health care.
It can be likened to a physical for the eye because it looks at the entire eye and visual system, as well as prescriptions. In addition to detecting eye diseases and disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachments and macular degeneration, a comprehensive eye exam can also identify other systemic health problems such as diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure.
Acknowledge the importance of eye health and vision care for your employees by encouraging them to visit an optometrist.
CAO believes that eye health and vision care should be considered a public health imperative, one that warrants a collective response by all stakeholders. For employers, the first step in that response is acknowledging the importance of eye health and vision care for your employees.
Pledging doesn’t have to be complicated and doesn’t require monetary support. It can include a range of activities, including:
CAO will recognize employers who participate in the pledge by:
Congratulations to the employers who have already committed to making Canadians’ eye health and vision care a priority in 2020. Learn more about them by clicking on any of the logos below.