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 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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Tuesday May 30, 2023

Wearing sunglasses year-round is crucial to maintain optimal eye health

As June also marks Cataract Awareness Month, it becomes all the more important to raise awareness and educate Canadians about cataracts, the primary cause of vision loss.

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Monday May 1, 2023

Vision Health Month: Canada’s aging population highlights need to prioritize eye health and vision loss prevention

May is Vision Health Month, and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) wants to stress the importance of vision health care, especially when assessing the overall needs of Canadian seniors.

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Tuesday March 28, 2023

Vision care is health care: Canada’s vision health stakeholders collectively stress the need to support vision care in federal budget

TORONTO, March 28, 2023 /CNW/ – Today, the Government of Canada has shown its commitment and leadership towards health care in the country with the federal budget announcement, a positive step towards putting the health of Canadians, including Indigenous communities, at the forefront. Following this announcement, the national vision health stakeholders – Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Canadian Association […]

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