Sadie Lampard - Alberta’s First Female Optometrist

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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. Sadie’s career spanned the WWII, saw many changes in practice and included a partnership and marriage to another optometrist, Jim Lampard. She was also an inspiration to other women pursuing optometry after her. Read the full feature on Sadie Lampard’s life and ground-breaking career here.

House of Commons - Statement by MP

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. Read full statement