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.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Kim Tytler
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
[email protected]
613.729.6779 x231

Tuesday April 30, 2024

Eye health survey uncovers Canadians’ concerns about recent symptoms affecting their eyes & vision

Toronto, ON – May 1, 2024 – In time for Vision Health Month this May, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, the national authority on eye and vision care in Canada, has released a new survey to assess Canadians’ awareness, understanding, and concerns around eye and vision health. Canadians’ familiarity with eye diseases Of the four leading […]

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Thursday March 21, 2024

Protect Your Vision: Safeguarding Canadians During the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

On April 8, Canadians will get to experience a total solar eclipse and it’s important to remember the significance of protecting their vision during this event. Even a brief glance at the sun during this time can lead to irreversible eye damage, potentially causing vision loss, also called solar retinopathy. Protect your eyes at all times using safe solar viewing glasses or a safe handheld solar viewer that comply with the ISO 12312-2 international standard.

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Wednesday February 7, 2024

Ophthalmology innovations paving the way for diagnosis & treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss for people over the age of 55 and today, affecting approximately 2.5 million Canadians. As February marks AMD Awareness Month, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) is educating Canadians about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, along with vision care innovations that will play a key role in slowing down the progression of this eye disease. 

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Tuesday November 7, 2023

Diabetes Awareness Month highlights importance of eye care for vision loss prevention

Toronto, ON – November 7, 2023 – November marks Diabetes Awareness Month and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) wants to educate Canadians on one of the various complications that are associated with diabetes, specifically diabetic retinopathy (DR), an eye disease that can lead to vision loss. According to recent data, the number of adults living […]

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Tuesday September 19, 2023

Capture the beauty of Canada: Canadian Ophthalmological Society announces national photo contest for World Sight Day

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2023 /CNW/ – On October 12, it’s World Sight Day, an international day of awareness organized by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). To spread awareness on the importance of eye health, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS), the national authority on eye and vision care in Canada, has launched a national photo contest: See The […]

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Tuesday August 8, 2023

Clear vision for the future: Canadian Ophthalmological Society celebrates Indigenous Children Eye Examination Project, impacting 6,000 lives to date

TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2023 /CNW/ – August marks Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and as good vision is significantly important for a child’s growth and well-being, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) wants to raise awareness about the importance of eye exams and highlight the work that’s being done by the Indigenous Children Eye Examination (ICEE) project. To […]

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