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 April 5, 2022

Canadian Ophthalmological Society reminds athletes the importance of protective eyewear this Sports Eye Safety Month

Eye injuries in sports are common and can lead to vision loss or even blindness TORONTO, April 5, 2022 /CNW/ – With the NHL hockey playoff season underway, April also marks Sports Eye Safety Month, and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society is reminding all athletes and sports enthusiasts to protect their vision and help avoid any serious eye […]

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Thursday March 3, 2022

Canadian Ophthalmological Society highlights World Glaucoma Week and encourages Canadians to make eye health a priority

Known as the “silent thief of sight”, help spread awareness on the global issue of eye health this #glaucomaweek TORONTO, March 3, 2022 /CNW/ – World Glaucoma Week, which this year runs March 6-12, is an annual, globally-celebrated event that helps spread awareness on this serious eye disease and the importance of monitoring your eye health. With 111.8 million […]

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Tuesday February 8, 2022

Canadian Ophthalmological Society highlights potential new treatments of eye disease during AMD Awareness Month

Clinical trials underway for promising new therapies that aim to enhance the treatment of age-related macular degeneration TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2022 /CNW/ – Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada, affecting nearly 2 million Canadians today. As February marks AMD Awareness Month, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society is helping to spread awareness […]

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Tuesday January 11, 2022

Canadian Ophthalmological Society puts Glaucoma Awareness Month in focus through photographic works of Toronto-based photographer

Images help spread awareness of glaucoma by capturing moments through her lens TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2022 /CNW/ – Known as the “silent thief of sight”, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in older North Americans, and more than 400,000 Canadians are living with glaucoma today. Yet, according to a survey by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, nearly half […]

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Wednesday December 1, 2021

Canadian Ophthalmological Society reminds shoppers to keep eye-safe toys in mind this holiday season

Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month spotlights how eye-safe toys can help avoid serious eye injuries TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2021 /CNW/ – December marks Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month and, before you hit the stores, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) wants to stress the importance of purchasing eye-safe toys when shopping this holiday season. Eye injuries […]

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Tuesday November 9, 2021

Diabetes Awareness Month reminds Canadians to take action with regular eye care to avoid vision loss

Annual eye exams can save eyesight for people living with diabetes TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2021 /CNW/ – Nearly 11.5 million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, which can lead to various complications including vision loss. One of the leading causes of blindness among Canadians is diabetic retinopathy (DR), and according to a recent survey by the Canadian Ophthalmological […]

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