Welcome to the Canadian Ophthalmological Society
COS is an affiliate of the Canadian Medical Association and an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Development, as recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Physician Health and Wellness
Burnout and depression are increasingly common among the medical community, and the COS has compiled a list of resources such as webinars, courses, articles, books, and more to support our members.Read More
2023 COS Annual Meeting and Exhibition
The 2023 COS Annual Meeting includes invited lectures, scientific papers, wet labs and workshops, as well as networking opportunities and an extensive exhibition of ophthalmic equipment and services. This meeting boasts an outstanding international and Canadian faculty presenting the latest in ophthalmic research and practice.Learn More
Drug Shortages in Canada
A list of current and anticipated ophthalmic drug shortages gathered from Health Canada.Learn More
See the Possibilities
Visit the COS’ patient-focused website featuring tests and quizzes, patient stories, and resources on “The Big 5”.Learn More
The COS Foundation is the philanthropic and outreach arm of the COS. The goal is to enhance ophthalmological care and to advance education and research in the field of ophthalmology in Canada. It is through the COS Foundation that we aim to help those around the world access crucial resources for vision health.Learn More
Who is the COS-SCO?
The Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) is the national, recognized authority on eye and vision care in Canada. As eye physicians and surgeons, we are committed to assuring the provision of optimal medical and surgical eye care for all Canadians by promoting excellence in ophthalmology and by providing services to support our members in practice. Our membership includes over 1,149 ophthalmologists which includes 220 ophthalmology residents. We work collaboratively with government, other national and international specialty societies, our academic communities (ACUPO), our provincial partners and affiliates and other eye care professionals and patient groups to advocate for health policy in Canada in the area of eye and vision health.