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

Friday March 23, 2018

Atropine 1% discontinuation: member alert

Dear COS Member, As some of you may know, Novartis/Alcon has announced that it is discontinuing Isopto Atropine 1%. Currently, Isopto Atropine 1% is listed as an “actual shortage” on the Drug Shortages Canada database, and Health Canada was unaware of the discontinuation when we reached out to them. Consequently, this announcement has caused some […]

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Tuesday March 13, 2018

Vision protection for all seasons

“According to information from the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause short-term pain and discomfort, but permanent damage to the eyes can result from prolonged exposure to the sun without adequate protection.”Occupational Health & Safety Magazine

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Friday June 9, 2017

What the heck is an ophthalmologist

“Incredible stories are being shared on to highlight the important work ophthalmologists do in correcting, restoring and preserving vision.”

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Wednesday June 7, 2017

The CDA and COS want Canadians to know that sunglasses can save your eyes

When it comes to sun safety, the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) is asking Canadians to think about more than just their skin. They want people to take precautions to protect their eyes from the sun’s harmful rays too. That’s why the CDA has partnered with the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) to launch The Sunglasses Project, an […]

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Tuesday May 23, 2017

Helping see the light about ophthalmologists

“The association representing Canada’s medical eye doctors has launched an awareness campaign using real-life medical success stories to drive awareness of eye health and the professionals dedicated to it.”

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Tuesday May 9, 2017

See the Possibilities

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society launched its first public awareness campaign, See the Possibilities/ Voir les Possibilités, in honour of National Vision Health Month (May). The goal of the campaign is to help educate Canadians about eye health and the important role ophthalmologists play in eye health care. The COS has identified […]

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