While zombie eyes or cat eye pupils might seem like a cool trick to enhance this year’s Halloween costume, it is no treat when serious eye damage occurs.
OTTAWA (October 18, 2016) - Canada’s vision health professionals, which include optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians, remind Canadians to be mindful of potential risks to their eyes at this time of year when wearing cosmetic contact lenses as
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
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.
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.
Saskatchewan Optometrists now have the authority to diagnose, treat and manage glaucoma, including prescribing oral medications.
PEI Minister of Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie, has announced an expansion of primary care services through optometrists.
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.  
Alberta Government Formally Approves Optometry Scope Expansion
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