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.

Monday May 31, 2021

2021 COS Annual Meeting Will be Virtual

2021 COS Annual Meeting and Exhibition COVID-19 continues to disrupt how we can connect and gather. The safety and wellbeing of our members, their families, patients, and employees is our top priority. Therefore, after careful consideration, the COS Board of Directors has taken the difficult decision to deliver the 2021 COS Annual Meeting and Exhibition as a virtual meeting, online and not […]

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Tuesday May 4, 2021

Canadian Ophthalmological Society shares eye-opening stats and tips for healthy vision during Vision Health Month

Awareness month is a good reminder to prioritize eye health with regular checkups TORONTO, ON, May 4, 2021 /CNW/ – The vast majority of Canadians say vision loss is their most feared disability, yet 60 per cent experience symptoms of potential eye disease – and only half will see a healthcare professional about these symptoms, […]

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Friday April 16, 2021

Eye on Safety: Canadian Ophthalmological Society urges proper precautions during Sports Eye Safety Month

TORONTO, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ – As Spring’s warmer weather beckons everyone outdoors for more exercise and play, the Canadian Ophthalmology Society is reminding Canadians to protect their vision, particularly now during Sports Eye Safety month. This is especially true for kids, many of whom are likely tired of being indoors and eager to let loose with […]

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Tuesday March 9, 2021

Canadian Ophthalmological Society promotes global awareness of the leading cause of blindness during World Glaucoma Week

Difficult-to-detect eye disease is known as the ‘silent thief of sight’ TORONTO, March 9, 2021 /CNW/ – A person with glaucoma can lose as much as 40 per cent of their sight without noticeable symptoms and it is the leading cause of irreversible blindness that affects 78 million people worldwide, including over 800,000 Canadians, half of whom don’t […]

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Tuesday February 9, 2021

AMD Awareness Month sheds light on the leading cause of severe vision loss in older adults

AMD Awareness Month sheds light on the leading cause of severe vision loss in older adults Age-related macular degeneration primarily affects those over age 60, but genetics and other risk factors play a role TORONTO, February 9, 2021 — Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common eye diseases to cause vision loss […]

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Monday January 4, 2021

Everyday heroes

ECPs saving Canada billions in health care costs By David Goldberg Investing in eye care has never been more valuable. A new report by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society estimates that the work of eye care professionals across the country saved at least $1.6 billion in direct health care costs in 2020 and that number is […]

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