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Jan 17, 2017
CAO has joined a broad coalition of health care providers, collaborating on an issue that could have serious negative impacts on the health of Canadians.
Oct 27, 2016
Landmark Study Finds Children’s Eyesight Worsening Sooner Than Previous Generations Spending One Additional Hour Per Week Outdoors Significantly Lowers Odds Of Nearsightedness
Oct 20, 2016
While zombie eyes or cat eye pupils might seem like a cool trick to enhance this year’s Halloween costume, it is no treat when serious eye damage occurs.
Oct 18, 2016
OTTAWA (October 18, 2016) - Canada’s vision health professionals, which include optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians, remind Canadians to be mindful of potential risks to their eyes at this time of year when wearing cosmetic contact lenses as
Jul 26, 2016
On July 16, 2016, Health Canada announced that decorative contact lenses (also known as cosmetic, coloured or fashion contact lenses) will be regulated as Class II medical devices in Canada.  This means that all manufacturers of decorative contact lens
May 05, 2016
This May, in conjunction with National Vision Health Month, CAO President Dr. Barry Thienes will be featured in the "Expert in the Field" section of the Canadian Medical Association's DemandAPlan.
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Glaucoma Awareness
CAO Congress 2017
Eye Strain 20-20-20