Vision Health Month

OTTAWA, May 29, 2019 – As part of its annual Vision Health Month awareness campaign, “Get Eyewise”, the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) is running a contest on Facebook and Instagram aimed at removing the stigma associa
OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 – May is Vision Health Month, a perfect time for Canadians to get a comprehensive eye exam to ensure optimal eye health and vision care for themselves and those they love.
The future of eye health and vision care in Canada is a cause for significant concern, with the prevalence of vision loss expected to increase nearly 30%1 in the next decade.
Despite a majority of Canadians reporting that they have been for an eye exam in the last year, research commissioned by the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) points to an alarming incidence of eye disease among children and seniors.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) encourages all Canadians to “GetEyewise” and take advantage of the opportunity Vision Health Month provides to see their optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam so that their loved ones don’t “fade to black”
2019 World Sight Day: Have you had your eyes checked?
CAO recently received a reply letter from Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
Vision Health Month Remarks - Sen. Diane Griffin May 2017
Advocacy Update June 2016
Regular eye exams by a doctor of optometry play an essential role in maintaining your overall health, and could help detect potentially life threatening conditions, like brain tumours, high blood pressure and diabetes

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