position statement

The prevalence of electronic screen-related ocular symptoms is estimated as high as 50–90% in adult electronic screen users. Due to a lack of scientific literature in the area, the corresponding statistic is not known for children.
Most LED lights emit a cool white light that is brighter and more likely to create glare than traditional lighting.
Optometrists practising in rural and remote settingsi may face a number of specific challenges.
The proportion of optometrists using electronic health records is growing. Electronic records offer advantages in accessing and storing patient health information, and have the potential to improve the management of patient care.
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 patient’s needs and preferences within the context of t
Third party managed care plans also known as preferred provider networks are not new to concept to health professions in Canada. CAO has serious concerns with the influence of managed care plans on the practice of Optometry.
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 enhance patient care through telemedicine.
Members of the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) are concerned about the visual safety of Canadians in the work place environment, particularly in the industrial sector.
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 examination and used to generate a record from which to dispens
The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) is concerned about the safety of online ‘eye exams’ being made available to the public.

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