COS in the News
Vision protection for all seasons
“According to information from the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause short-term pain and discomfort, but permanent damage to the eyes can result from prolonged exposure to the sun without adequate protection.”
Occupational Health & Safety Magazine, 13 March 2018
Attention, petits yeux fragiles !
«Dans le cas des enfants, le risque de développer une myopie s’ajoute également à ces effets indésirables, préviennent l’Association canadienne des optométristes (ACO) et la Société canadienne d’ophtalmologie (SCO).»
La Presse, 5 mars 2018
Messenger Kids inquiète les experts de la santé des enfants
«Dans la mesure du possible, la Société canadienne d’ophtalmologie recommande d’éviter l’augmentation du temps passé devant un écran à travers l’utilisation d’applications comme Messenger Kids, et ce, dans une optique de protection de la santé oculaire », estime la Société, dans un communiqué envoyé aux médias mardi.
Huff Post, 1 March 2018
What is age-related macular degeneration and why should older Canadians care?
“AMD is a disease of the layer under the retina and at the back of the eye – a part called the macula – which causes problems like blurriness, dark areas or distortion with the central vision, Dr. Alan Berger, member of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and the Canadian Retina Society, explains.”
Global News, 7 February 2018
What screens are doing to your kids’ eyes
“The Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society’s position is that kids up to age two shouldn’t be using screens at all (except maybe if they’re video-chatting with the help of a parent) and that kids ages two to five should be getting no more than an hour of screen time a day.”
Today’s Parent, 4 January 2018
With restored sight comes opportunity and hope
“A donation from Pyarali G. Nanji and his family will establish a chair in the department of ophthalmology and vision sciences… held for a five-year term by Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy, an eye surgeon, researcher and award-winning teacher.”
U of T Magazine, Autumn 2017
A day in the life of an ophthalmologist
“Dr. Andrew Budning is an ophthalmologist… specializing in pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric and adult strabismus.”
Do the Daniel newsletter, 9 December 2017
Receiving a cornea transplant
On World Sight Day, we speak to Dr. Phil Hooper of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society about eye health.
Studio 5 (iTunes), 12 October 2017
Recognizing excellence in Ontario’s ophthalmologists
On September 14, 2017, during the Annual General Meeting which was held in Ottawa, Ontario, the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (EPSO), presented awards of distinction to Dr. Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed and Dr. W. Bruce Jackson.
Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, September 2017
Peterborough doctor receives lifetime achievement award
Peterborough’s Dr. W. Bruce Jackson was awarded the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s Lifetime Achievement award in recognition for his distinguished career of service to the specialty of ophthalmology.
MyKawartha.ca, September 19, 2017
COS member receives mentorship award
Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy, a COS past president and highly esteemed ophthalmologist, has received the Region 3 mentor of the year award from the Royal College.
RCPSC, September 2017
Total eclipse of the sun
“We asked the experts at the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) to share their top tips for viewing—alone or with kiddies—this incredible natural phenomenon.”
, August 17, 2017
Eye doctors dominate list of top billers in Manitoba
– “Brandon ophthalmologist Dr. Guillermo Rocha, president of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, said it would be wrong to assume physicians are pocketing these high amounts.”
Winnipeg Free Press
, 7 July 2017
Life happens when you See the Possibilities
– “‘See the Possibilities’ is a public awareness campaign to educate Canadians on the important role that ophthalmologists play and the transformative effects they can have on our daily lives.”
Organized Chaos, 19 June 2017
Dr. Phil Hooper talks about COS’s See the Possibilities campaign – “Approximately half a million Canadians are estimated to be living with significant vision loss…”
Live from Studio Five, 24 May 2017
Helping see the light about ophthalmologists
– “The association representing Canada’s medical eye doctors has launched an awareness campaign using real-life medical success stories to drive awareness of eye health and the professionals dedicated to it.”
Strategy Online, 23 May 2017
May is National Vision Health Month
– “The Canadian Opthalmological Society launched their first public awareness campaign, “See the Possibilities” in honour of National Vision Health month.”
Jewel, 11 May 2017
COS he’s a jolly good fellow
– “Sitting down with… Guillermo Rocha, President of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS), and Medical Director of Ocular Microsurgery and Laser Center, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.”
, April 2017