Position Statements

Position Statements

Publication Date:
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Vision is the most important of all human senses. The public expects that their vision appliances (eye glasses and contact lenses) will provide them with the best vision possible.
internet, dispensing, contact lenses
Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) is concerned about the safety of online ‘eye exams’ being made available to the public.
online, eye exam, position statement
Publication Date:
Friday, October 18, 2013
Non-corrective cosmetic contact lenses are used to change the colour or appearance of the eyes.
cosmetic contact lenses, Halloween safety
Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
CAO Position Statement on Colour Vision Deficiency and Specialty Tinted Lenses
Colour Vision Deficiency, Specialty, Tinted Lenses
Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The need for periodic optometric examination has been recognized for many years. Vision and ocular health conditions are not always accompanied by recognizable symptoms.
Frequency, Eye Examinations, position statement, CAO
Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
This policy applies to eye and face protectors used in all occupational and educational operations or processes involving hazards to the eyes or face.
Industrial, Occupational, Impact Resistant, Lenses
Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The concept of “sight testing” was developed to describe a refraction (a procedure that measures prescription of the eye) when it is administered independently from a comprehensive eye health examinat
position statement, sight testing

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