Policy Document

Consultation on Non-regulatory Initiatives (NRI) to Reduce the Release into the Environment of Food and Drugs Act Substances and Products
Canadians cannot tell how much UV protection a pair of sunglasses will provide by their price, colour, or by the darkness of the lenses. Consumers should look for labels that list the type and amount of protection.
Comprehensive eye examinations conducted by optometrists are designed to assess the function of the visual system, the refractive or optical status of the eye, and the health of the eyes and visual neurological pathways.
The legibility of medication labelling is a concern for all Canadians. Labels must be easy to read to help ensure patients take their medications appropriately and avoid medication errors.
CAO Letter to Finance Minister Taxation of Health Benefits
Key Messages Taxation of Employer Paid Health Benefits
MP Meeting Request Template Letter for the Taxation of Employer Paid Health Benefits issue
Canada must become proactive in addressing type 2 diabetes. With the second highest rate of diabetes prevalence in the developed world, the number of Canadians living with diabetes will soon reach epidemic levels.
In November 2016, Health Canada responded to CAO President, Dr. Barry Thienes’ letter on the recent release of The Good Label and Package Practices, Guide for Prescription Drugs, that was written in July 2016.
Doctors of Optometry have offices in most cities and communities across Canada. Having a local optometrist as a primary eye care provider gives patients the best access to comprehensive eye care services and continuity of care.

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