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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 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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Tuesday May 4, 2021

Canadian Ophthalmological Society shares eye-opening stats and tips for healthy vision during Vision Health Month

Awareness month is a good reminder to prioritize eye health with regular checkups TORONTO, ON, May 4, 2021 /CNW/ – The vast majority of Canadians say vision loss is their most feared disability, yet 60 per cent experience symptoms of potential eye disease – and only half will see a healthcare professional about these symptoms, […]

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Friday April 16, 2021

Eye on Safety: Canadian Ophthalmological Society urges proper precautions during Sports Eye Safety Month

TORONTO, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ – As Spring’s warmer weather beckons everyone outdoors for more exercise and play, the Canadian Ophthalmology Society is reminding Canadians to protect their vision, particularly now during Sports Eye Safety month. This is especially true for kids, many of whom are likely tired of being indoors and eager to let loose with […]

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