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

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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Tuesday August 9, 2016

Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award Recipients

For unfailing dedication and compassion in providing accessible, equitable, and quality eye care to underserved populations.

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Tuesday December 8, 2015

New wait time alliance report card reveals important lessons for next health accord

Ottawa (December 8, 2015) — The Wait Time Alliance’s (WTA) tenth national report card shows that, despite encouraging signs that wait times for the initial five areas identified in the 2004 Health Accord are being reduced, progress to reduce waits for care other medical procedures and treatments is spotty across the country. (See Eliminating Code Gridlock […]

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Sunday March 15, 2015

Five ways to reduce the physical harms of smartphone use

“Gazing at a screen up close for long periods can cause spasms in the tiny muscles that adjust the shape of the lens, said Dr. Christine Law, an ophthalmologist and spokesperson for the Canadian Ophthalmological Society.”Globe and Mail

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