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

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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Tuesday April 18, 2017

COS he’s a jolly good fellow

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Saturday April 1, 2017

COS he’s a jolly good fellow

“Sitting down with… Guillermo Rocha, President of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS), and Medical Director of Ocular Microsurgery and Laser Center, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.”The Ophthalmologist

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Sunday October 16, 2016

Beware this Halloween! Canada’s vision health professional warn that cosmetic contact lenses can lead to irreversible vision loss

Canada’s vision health professionals, who include optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians, remind Canadians to be mindful of potential risks to their eyes at this time of year when wearing cosmetic contact lenses as part of a Halloween costume. The Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS), the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC) […]

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