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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, 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.

Wednesday October 14, 2020

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 March 9, 2021

Canadian Ophthalmological Society promotes global awareness of the leading cause of blindness during World Glaucoma Week

Difficult-to-detect eye disease is known as the ‘silent thief of sight’ TORONTO, March 9, 2021 /CNW/ – A person with glaucoma can lose as much as 40 per cent of their sight without noticeable symptoms and it is the leading cause of irreversible blindness that affects 78 million people worldwide, including over 800,000 Canadians, half of whom don’t […]

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Tuesday February 9, 2021

AMD Awareness Month sheds light on the leading cause of severe vision loss in older adults

AMD Awareness Month sheds light on the leading cause of severe vision loss in older adults Age-related macular degeneration primarily affects those over age 60, but genetics and other risk factors play a role TORONTO, February 9, 2021 — Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common eye diseases to cause vision loss […]

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Monday January 4, 2021

Everyday heroes

ECPs saving Canada billions in health care costs By David Goldberg Investing in eye care has never been more valuable. A new report by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society estimates that the work of eye care professionals across the country saved at least $1.6 billion in direct health care costs in 2020 and that number is […]

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Wednesday October 14, 2020

Report provides 20/20 vision on value of ophthalmology in Canada

Report provides 20/20 vision on value of ophthalmology in Canada  New report reveals projected cost savings of $1.6 billion in direct health care costs of treating vision loss OTTAWA, October 8, 2020 — Nearly 1 in 6 Canadians are living with one of the four major eye diseases and are at serious risk of losing […]

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Tuesday September 1, 2020

May is National Vision Health Month

“The Canadian Opthalmological Society launched their first public awareness campaign, “See the Possibilities” in honour of National Vision Health month.” Jewel

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