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

Monday February 13, 2023

Global Pharma Healthcare Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops Due to Possible Contamination

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging health care providers and consumers to stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears as it conducts an investigation into at least 50 infections in 11 states that have led to instances of permanent vision loss, hospitalization and one death. Most of the people with these infections reported […]

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Tuesday February 7, 2023

You can’t change your age but you can take action to reduce your risk of developing AMD

Toronto, ON – February 7, 2023 – For Canadians over the age of 60,age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision loss. In fact, it accounts for 90 per cent of new cases of legal blindness in Canada, yet only 31 per cent of Canadians are aware of the condition […]

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Tuesday January 10, 2023

Glaucoma Awareness Month draws attention to preventable vision loss

Known as the “silent thief of sight”, glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide that affects nearly 800,000 Canadians today. For Glaucoma Awareness Month the COS is reminding Canadians of the importance of regular comprehensive eye exams, as it’s the only way to detect this eye disease and prevent permanent vision loss.

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Wednesday December 7, 2022

Purchasing safe toys for children this holiday season can reduce risk of eye trauma

Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month spotlights how eye-safe toys can help avoid serious eye injuries Toronto, ON – December 7, 2022 – With the holidays fast approaching, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society wants to stress the importance of purchasing eye-safe toys when shopping this holiday season. Many children end up in the emergency room with […]

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Tuesday November 8, 2022

Diabetes Awareness Month highlights the importance of regular eye care as vision loss prevention

National survey reveals Canadians are unaware of the associated risks of diabetes on eye health Toronto, ON – November 8, 2022 – November marks Diabetes Awareness Month and to help educate Canadians, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) wants to remind Canadians of the various complications that are associated with diabetes, specifically diabetic retinopathy (DR), an […]

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Tuesday October 4, 2022

Joint survey underscores critical need for a Canadian National Vision Health Strategy to address eye health issues

Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canadian Association of Optometrists partner to support private member’s bill to create a Vision Health Desk Toronto, ON, October 4, 2022 – In time for World Sight Day on October 13, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and the Canadian Association of Optometrists have collaborated for the first time on a joint access […]

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