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

Tuesday May 30, 2023

Wearing sunglasses year-round is crucial to maintain optimal eye health

As June also marks Cataract Awareness Month, it becomes all the more important to raise awareness and educate Canadians about cataracts, the primary cause of vision loss.

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Monday May 1, 2023

Vision Health Month: Canada’s aging population highlights need to prioritize eye health and vision loss prevention

May is Vision Health Month, and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) wants to stress the importance of vision health care, especially when assessing the overall needs of Canadian seniors.

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Tuesday March 28, 2023

Vision care is health care: Canada’s vision health stakeholders collectively stress the need to support vision care in federal budget

TORONTO, March 28, 2023 /CNW/ – Today, the Government of Canada has shown its commitment and leadership towards health care in the country with the federal budget announcement, a positive step towards putting the health of Canadians, including Indigenous communities, at the forefront. Following this announcement, the national vision health stakeholders – Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Canadian Association […]

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Tuesday March 7, 2023

Eye care tips for March break travelers

Toronto, ON – March 7, 2023 – Before packing their bags for a long-awaited getaway this March break, Canadians are reminded about ways to protect their vision, and to check with an ophthalmologist before hopping on an airplane, if they’ve recently undergone surgery or have recently started treatment for a serious eye condition, according to […]

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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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