Position Statements

Position Statements

Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The Canadian Association of Optometrists supports in principle the prescribing of impact resistant lenses in all cases except those where such lenses will not fulfill the visual requirements of the pa
eye safety, safety glasses
Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Importance of Eye Health and Vision Care to Healthy Aging
eye health
Publication Date:
Friday, October 26, 2018
CAO Position Statement on Colour Vision Deficiency and Specialty Tinted Lenses
Colour Vision Deficiency, Specialty, Tinted Lenses
Publication Date:
Friday, October 26, 2018
CAO's Position Statement on Myopia
myopia
Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Position Statement: Vision Therapy
Vision Therapy, low vision rehabilitation
Publication Date:
Sunday, November 5, 2017
The prevalence of electronic screen-related ocular symptoms is estimated as high as 50–90% in adult electronic screen users.
screen time, children's vision, position statement
Publication Date:
Friday, May 19, 2017
Evidence-based decision-making can be thought of as a process in which clinical decisions are made in light of the best research evidence, the practitioner’s existing expertise and knowledge, and the
research, evidence-based, position statement
Publication Date:
Friday, May 19, 2017
Current demographic trends indicate that more and more Canadians are suffering from vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses or medical or surgical interventions, and is severe enough to inte
low vision, blindness
Publication Date:
Friday, May 19, 2017
Optometric records are essential collections of sensitive personal patient information compiled to allow optometrists and other eye health care providers to provide optometric treatment, ensure contin
optometric records, confidentiality
Publication Date:
Friday, May 19, 2017
The proportion of optometrists using electronic health records is growing.
position statement, protection, electronic protection, document protection
Publication Date:
Friday, May 19, 2017
Optometrists practising in rural and remote settings may face a number of specific challenges.
rural access, position statement, remote access
Publication Date:
Friday, May 19, 2017
Most LED lights emit a cool white light that is brighter and more likely to create glare than traditional lighting.
street lighting, position statement
Publication Date:
Friday, May 19, 2017
Though nothing can replace a comprehensive eye examination, rapid advances in diagnostic imaging and assessment technologies for eye care have created an opportunity for Canada’s optometrists to enhan
policy, position statement, telemedicine, guidelines
Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Comprehensive eye examinations conducted by optometrists are designed to assess the function of the visual system, the refractive or optical status of the eye, and the health of the eyes and visual ne
Eye Exams, comprehensive eye exams, optometrist
Publication Date:
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The legibility of medication labelling is a concern for all Canadians. Labels must be easy to read to help ensure patients take their medications appropriately and avoid medication errors.
prescriptions, labeling, Labeling guidelines, clear labeling
Publication Date:
Friday, February 10, 2017
Canadians cannot tell how much UV protection a pair of sunglasses will provide by their price, colour, or by the darkness of the lenses.
UV, UV protection, sunglasses
Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Doctors of Optometry have offices in most cities and communities across Canada.
mobile eye care, eye health
Publication Date:
Friday, September 30, 2016
Competency Assessment
competency, CEO, CACO
Publication Date:
Friday, September 30, 2016
Laser pointers are small, hand-held devices whose pointer emits a light at a wavelength of 670nm to produce a narrow beam of red laser light which can be directed over long distances.
lasers, eye safety
Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Optical prescriptions are made available to patients following a comprehensive eye examination so that patients may purchase glasses or initiate a fitting for contact lenses, or subnormal vision devic
prescription

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