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07/26/2016
On July 16, 2016, Health Canada announced that decorative contact lenses (also known as cosmetic, coloured or fashion contact lenses) will be regulated as Class II medical devices in Canada.  This means that all manufacturers of decorative contact lens
05/05/2016
This May, in conjunction with National Vision Health Month, CAO President Dr. Barry Thienes will be featured in the "Expert in the Field" section of the Canadian Medical Association's DemandAPlan.
05/04/2016
OTTAWA, May 1, 2016 – May is Vision Health Month, and doctors of optometry are urging Canadians to make eye exams part of their preventative healthcare routines.
01/10/2016
Saskatchewan Optometrists now have the authority to diagnose, treat and manage glaucoma, including prescribing oral medications.
08/19/2015
PEI Minister of Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie, has announced an expansion of primary care services through optometrists.
07/30/2015
On July 29, 2015, Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose, announced that Health Canada is proceeding with regulations that will require identical safety standards for non-corrective (cosmetic) contact lenses as prescription/corrective contact lenses.  
06/26/2015
Alberta Government Formally Approves Optometry Scope Expansion
06/08/2015
On May 7, 2015, Canada’s leaders in vision health and CNIB came together to make a shared commitment to providing optimal patient-centered care across all stages of the vision loss journey.  Their commitment to ensuring that every Canadian receives hig
06/04/2015
Last week, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health released its 12th Report on Scope of Practice and Tra
06/04/2015
On May 28, 2015, Canada's 3 vision health professionals penned a letter to the Minister of Health, asking her to finalize Bill

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