- About COS
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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 900 ophthalmologists and 200 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. COS is an accredited, award-winning provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and is an affiliate of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).
Speaking as the national public authority on eye care in Canada
Representing eye physicians and surgeons from every province
Advocating for improved vision care policies and standards
Developing clinical practice guidelines for eye health professionals
Facilitating continuing professional development opportunities for eye physicians and surgeons
Collaborating with allies, partners, key stakeholders and supporters in vision care
Providing accurate, up-to-date information on vision health
Publishing the latest research findings and industry news in the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology
The Canadian Ophthalmology Society (COS) does all this and more — we aim to assure the provision of optimal eye care for all Canadians by promoting excellence in ophthalmology and by providing services to support our members in practice.
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.
COS has a celebrated history dating back to 1937 of serving Canadians and the professional vision care community, thanks in large part to our dedicated Board of Directors, Council and Committee Chairs, members, and staff team.