As the principal national public voice for ophthalmology in Canada, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) plays a critical role in advocating for optimal eye care for all Canadians.

Representing eye physicians and surgeons from coast to coast to coast, COS strategically collaborates with governments, industry partners and health care allies on a wide range of advocacy issues, including stronger vision standards, improved federal regulations, and shorter wait times for speciality eye surgeries.

Tuesday November 9, 2021

Diabetes Awareness Month reminds Canadians to take action with regular eye care to avoid vision loss

Annual eye exams can save eyesight for people living with diabetes TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2021 /CNW/ – Nearly 11.5 million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, which can lead to various complications including vision loss. One of the leading causes of blindness among Canadians is diabetic retinopathy (DR), and according to a recent survey by the Canadian Ophthalmological […]

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Tuesday October 5, 2021

Canadian Ophthalmological Society celebrates World Sight Day 2021 and encourages Canadians to get an eye exam

Spread awareness on the global issue of eye health and #LoveYourEyes Toronto, ON – October 5, 2021 – Thursday, October 14, 2021 is World Sight Day, an annual and internationally recognized day of awareness that focuses attention on the global issue of eye health. As an advocate for optimal eye care for all Canadians, the […]

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Tuesday August 24, 2021

Eye exams should be part of new back-to-school routine: Canadian Ophthalmological Society

Switch to classroom learning can exacerbate changes in eye health after a year of prolonged screen time TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2021 /CNW/ – After an unconventional school year of virtual learning children are set to return to the classroom next month and, to start the school year off right, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society is reminding parents that […]

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Tuesday August 3, 2021

New survey reveals Canadians short sighted when it comes to their eye health

Canadians hold misconceptions when it involves the health of their eyes, according to recent survey by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2021 /CNW/ – Canadians may have a blind spot when it comes to their eye health, according to a recent survey by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS). The survey, which tested Canadians’ knowledge on […]

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Tuesday June 1, 2021

Wearing sunglasses can reduce risk of cataracts: Canadian Ophthalmological Society

Education and tips can help prevent this leading eye disease during Cataract Awareness Month TORONTO, June 1, 2021 /CNW/ – As Canadians look forward to summer and spending more time outdoors, June is a good time to remind them of the importance of eye protection to maintain clear vision during Cataract Awareness Month. According to the Canadian […]

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Monday May 31, 2021

2021 COS Annual Meeting Will be Virtual

2021 COS Annual Meeting and Exhibition COVID-19 continues to disrupt how we can connect and gather. The safety and wellbeing of our members, their families, patients, and employees is our top priority. Therefore, after careful consideration, the COS Board of Directors has taken the difficult decision to deliver the 2021 COS Annual Meeting and Exhibition as a virtual meeting, online and not […]

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