Policy Document

CAO Strategic Plan 2023-2026
CAO Pre-budget submission Oct 2022
Eye health in Canada: An invisible crisis
September 2022
Letter to PM - Economic measures during COVID-19
Guidelines for Ophthalmic Care_March17_9AM
Employment Standards Across Canada 2020
CAO's 2019 Pre-Budget Submission
Canadian Task Force on Periodic Health Guideline for Impaired Vision
The prevalence of electronic screen-related ocular symptoms is estimated as high as 50–90% in adult electronic screen users. Due to a lack of scientific literature in the area, the corresponding statistic is not known for children. Children’s use of electronic screens, however, has become more commonplace (home and school), 4a begins earlier in childhood than in the past,5a and can last for long periods of time.
Most LED lights emit a cool white light that is brighter and more likely to create glare than traditional lighting. LED lights can also emit a large amount of blue light which is known to scatter in the atmosphere and make it harder for the human eye to focus. This glare may be especially debilitating for drivers and pedestrians with less than perfect vision.