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Eye See… Eye Learn®

Good vision is critical for children to achieve their full learning potential. Eye See… Eye Learn provides information and coverage for children having their vision checked as they enter school for the first time.

OAO Membership

Membership provides many benefits, including knowledge sharing, career support, continuing education, insurance and more.

OAO Membership

Membership provides many benefits, including knowledge sharing, career support, continuing education, insurance and more.

Below you will find a list of OAO events. OAO members who attend events are eligible for reduced rates. For more details on how to become a member, please visit our Membership page.

Fall CE events

Save the dates for the following fall CE events, and keep checking this page for registration details on each event.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 - OAO CE@Home: 7 Steps to Effectively Integrate Nutrition into Your Practice

Who: OAO members only. Become a member today. 

Speaker: Dr Laurie Capogna

Sponsored by: Ascenta

Description: In today's competitive market, educating your patients about ocular nutrition is an integral part of providing the complete and current eye care they desire. Learn the 7 steps to effectively integrate nutrition into your practice, including how to educate and empower your patients. Create nutrition plans for individual patients and present the opportunity to purchase supplements from your office.

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Monday, Sept. 26 - OAO CE@Home - How to Maximize ESEL in your Practice

Who: OAO members only. Become a member today. 

Speakers: Drs Radhika Chawla and Richard Saari

Sponsored by: Eye See…Eye Learn

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Sunday, Oct. 2 - OAO Thrive and Survive Practice Management Series  

Who: OAO members, non-members and students

Speakers: Various, BMO Learning Institute

Sponsor: Labtician Ophthalmics, Inc.

Member rate: $120 Non-member rate: $175 Student rate: $75
Click here to learn more and register.

Wednesday, Oct. 12 - OAO CE@Home: Future in Focus: Tailored Retirement Strategies & Tax Efficient Business Succession for Optometrists 

Who: OAO members only. Become a member today. 

Speaker: Amanda Fournier, M.A, CLU, RRC  

Sponsored by: Investors Group

2016 Regional meetings

Representatives from OAO and the College of Optometrists are annual attendees at these regional meetings, answering questions and providing updates to participating ODs.

2016 EASTERN REGIONAL Optometry Golf Tournament and Conference – Sept. 9-10, 2016

Where: Peterborough

Friday Sept. 9, 2016 – Golf Tournament – Wildfire Golf and Country Club

Saturday Sept. 10, 2016 – Lecture Series – Viamede Resort

Conference Contact: Dr. Joe Hoja, by email at: 

OAO Vice-President, Dr. Jeff Guthrie, will be attending to provide updates on OAO activities.

2016 NORTH-EASTERN Optometry Conference - Sept. 15-17, 2016 

Where: Timmins

Thursday Sept. 15, 2016 – Networking and golf

Friday Sept. 16, 2016 – Lecture Series, dinner following at the Porcupine Dante Club, Italian Club

Saturday Sept. 17 – Lecture Series concludes at 12:15 pm, followed by lunch

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For conference inquiries, contact: Dr. Bill Chisholm by email at, telephone at 705-264-8338 or fax at 705-264-2972  

Click here for registration details, and click here for the registration form.
For registration inquiries, contact: Dr. Ross MacIvor by email at or by telephone at 705-264-4308

Conference Hotel: Days INN - Website:  
Address:  14 Mountjoy St. S, Timmins, ON P4N 1S4    
Phone:(705) 267-6211

OAO President, Dr. Jeff Goodhew, will be attending to provide updates on OAO activities


2016 NORTH-WESTERN Regional Meeting and Conference - Sept. 23-24, 2016

Where: Thunder Bay, Marriott Towne Place Suites

Conference Contact: Dr. Kerstin Muth by email at or fax your completed form back to the office at 1-807-767-2490

Click here to register.

OAO Vice President, Dr. Jeffrey Guthrie, will be attending to provide an update on OAO activities.