Media Release

Unregulated cosmetic lenses pose a real danger to people who use them even for just one night, warns the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO), and Canadians should be aware of the serious eye damage wearing unregulated cosmetic lenses can pose.
Closing out Vision Health Month activity on a celebratory note, the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) has conferred its annual Vision Champion Award on Linda Lemon, a Vision Specialist Teacher with the Waterloo Region District School Board.
Canadians from coast to coast support Federal Government involvement in eye health and vision care, something the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) believes is necessary to combat an emerging crisis in eye health and vision care.
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.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) is calling on the Federal Government to exercise leadership and respond to what has become an emerging crisis in eye health and vision care.
October is Children’s Vision Month and the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) encourages parents to “GetEyewise” and make sure they take their child to the optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam.
The future of eye health and vision care in Canada is a cause for significant concern, with the prevalence of vision loss expected to increase nearly 30%1 in the next decade.
Despite a majority of Canadians reporting that they have been for an eye exam in the last year, research commissioned by the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) points to an alarming incidence of eye disease among children and seniors.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) has conferred its annual Vision Champion Award on Prince Edward Island Senator Percy Downe, a longtime supporter of efforts to improve eye health and vision care for Canadians coast to coast to coast.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) encourages all Canadians to “GetEyewise” and take advantage of the opportunity Vision Health Month provides to see their optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam so that their loved ones don’t “fade to black”

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