Since 1909, the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) has been dedicated to helping our member optometrists provide the highest standard of eye health and vision care. We help to advance the profession at the government, regulatory and public levels; increasing awareness and understanding.
The OAO is the designated representative for optometry and meets with the provincial government on its members’ behalf concerning OHIP coverage, optometric billing codes and procedures, and other services. The OAO monitors provincial legislation and works to ensure that the government considers the needs and concerns of optometrists and the communities they represent.
For optometrists, the association offers a wide range of services including group insurance plans, an annual Symposium, continuing education credits, regional workshops, public information materials and a quarterly newsletter, to name just a few of the many opportunities we support to help optometrists care for their patients.