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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.

Wednesday July 6, 2022

Soak up the sun responsibly: The Canadian Ophthalmological Society reminds Canadians to protect their eyes this UV Safety Awareness Month

Survey finds Canadians aren’t wearing sunglasses enough, which can increase risk of cataracts Toronto, ON – July 6, 2022 – Many Canadians love basking in the sun during the long awaited summer months, but they’re not taking enough precautions to protect their eyes from damaging UV rays that can lead to cataracts, one of the […]

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Friday June 3, 2022

June is Cataract Awareness Month, and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society reminds Canadians to wear sunglasses to reduce the risk of developing cataract disease

Reducing exposure to ultraviolet light may decrease risk for developing cataracts June 3, 2022 – Ottawa. Cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye which focuses the light on the back of the eye. Most cataracts are found in people over the age of 60, but changes to the lens generally start […]

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Tuesday May 3, 2022

Canadian Ophthalmological Society reminds Canadians to look out for vision changes

Vision Health Month is an opportunity to raise awareness on eye health and vision loss prevention TORONTO, May 3, 2022 /CNW/ – May marks Vision Health Month. As an advocate for optimal eye care for all Canadians, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society stresses the importance of monitoring your vision and seeking an eye doctor when exhibiting any changes […]

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Tuesday April 5, 2022

Canadian Ophthalmological Society reminds athletes the importance of protective eyewear this Sports Eye Safety Month

Eye injuries in sports are common and can lead to vision loss or even blindness TORONTO, April 5, 2022 /CNW/ – With the NHL hockey playoff season underway, April also marks Sports Eye Safety Month, and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society is reminding all athletes and sports enthusiasts to protect their vision and help avoid any serious eye […]

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Thursday March 3, 2022

Canadian Ophthalmological Society highlights World Glaucoma Week and encourages Canadians to make eye health a priority

Known as the “silent thief of sight”, help spread awareness on the global issue of eye health this #glaucomaweek TORONTO, March 3, 2022 /CNW/ – World Glaucoma Week, which this year runs March 6-12, is an annual, globally-celebrated event that helps spread awareness on this serious eye disease and the importance of monitoring your eye health. With 111.8 million […]

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Tuesday February 8, 2022

Canadian Ophthalmological Society highlights potential new treatments of eye disease during AMD Awareness Month

Clinical trials underway for promising new therapies that aim to enhance the treatment of age-related macular degeneration TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2022 /CNW/ – Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada, affecting nearly 2 million Canadians today. As February marks AMD Awareness Month, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society is helping to spread awareness […]

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