Optometry in Canada
To obtain the professional designation, doctor of optometry degree, optometrists must complete minimum three years undergraduate education, and a four or five year university program in optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) is the only accrediting body for professional optometric degree (O.D.) programs, optometric residency programs and optometric technician programs in Canada.
List of Acronyms
- DPA – Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agent
- TPA - Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent
- NSAID - Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
- ACG - Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma
- POAG - Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
- OTC – Over the Counter
Coverage Grids and Scope of Practice
An overview of Optometric Coverage and Scope of Practice across Canada
Provincial Health Coverage Grid
An overview of provincial coverage for optometric care.