The inaugural 2015 Vision Champion Award has been awarded to Pat Davidson, M.P. (Sarnia – Lambton) for her tireless commitment toward protecting the eye care and vision health of all Canadians.
On May 5, during Vision Health Month 2015, CAO Council and Ottawa area ODs once again descended upon the parliamentary precinct to discuss policy issues related to vision health with Parliamentarians.
In January 2015, CAO will once again host the Optometric Leaders Forum (OLF).  This year OLF is taking place in Ottawa and the theme is, Optometry’s Futures, From Ideas to Action.
The holidays are a great time for getting together with friends and family, but can also take a toll on our health, even our eyes.
While many people know about the challenges related to insulin and high blood sugar not everyone is as aware of the damaging effects that diabetes can have on your vision and eye health.
Over the last few years decorative contact lenses have become a popular part of Halloween costumes. Although their effects can be startling, their impact on your eyes can be horrific.
it is estimated that nearly 25% of school-age children have vision problems. Full story…
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.