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Vision Health Information

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 at a time when our country is facing a vision care crisis.

An aging population, a shortage of specialists including ophthalmologists, increasing health care costs, underfunded research and a lack of preventative programs are to blame, according to the study Vision Loss in Canada 2011.

This section provides the facts about the field of ophthalmology, what ophthalmologists do, and other aspects of vision health and safety.