On Monday, October 20, 2014, Mr. John Rafferty, M.P. (Thunder Bay—Rainy River, NDP) made a statement in the House of Commons supporting comprehensive eye exams prior to starting school and a national public education campaign.
While women entering the practice of optometry are now in the majority, this is a relatively new development. Sadie Marion Lampard was Alberta’s first female optometrist, beginning her practice in 1942 and continuing until 1993.
World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2014 is on 9 October 2014.
REGINA, SK—(Oct. 6, 2014) – Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced that annual eye examinations will now be fully covered for people living with diabetes in the province.
The Cost of Children's Vision Loss
Despite our wealth and a robust health care system, vision disorders are a common pediatric health problem in Canada. It is estimated that nearly 25% of school-age children have vision problems.