Position Statement

The Canadian Association of Optometrists supports in principle the prescribing of impact resistant lenses in all cases except those where such lenses will not fulfill the visual requirements of the particular patient.
Importance of Eye Health and Vision Care to Healthy Aging
CAO's Position Statement on Myopia
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.
Most LED lights emit a cool white light that is brighter and more likely to create glare than traditional lighting.
Optometrists practising in rural and remote settings may face a number of specific challenges.
The proportion of optometrists using electronic health records is growing. Electronic records offer advantages in accessing and storing patient health information, and have the potential to improve the management of patient care.
Optometric records are essential collections of sensitive personal patient information compiled to allow optometrists and other eye health care providers to provide optometric treatment, ensure continuity of care, and maintain optimal standards of care.
Evidence-based decision-making can be thought of as a process in which clinical decisions are made in light of the best research evidence, the practitioner’s existing expertise and knowledge, and the patient’s needs and preferences within the context of t
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.

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