OAO in the news

You miss 100 per cent of the shots you can’t see - Bay Today - Feb. 17, 2019

In this op-ed, OAO member Dr. Gary Pearce explains the importance of eye health and optometry in the lives of athletes. 

Sunglasses do more than just make you look cool - Ottawa Citizen - Feb. 15, 2019

OAO member Dr. David Chisholm discusses the importance of sunglasses when driving.

Prevent digital eye strain - Grey-Bruce Kids Magazine - Winter 2018/19

OAO member Dr. Kristen Robinson shares with readers the effects digital screens can have on a child's vision and eye health. 

Low vision - Grey-Bruce Boomers Magazine - Winter 2018/19

OAO member Dr. Kristen Robinson explains how an optometrist can help prevent low vision. This article was also published in Huron-Perth Magazine

The importance of eye care - Daytime Ottawa - Nov. 29, 2018

OAO Vice-President, Dr. Thomas speaks with Daytime Ottawa about the importance of optometry and comprehensive eye exams.

Don't take vision for granted - Toronto.com - Nov. 14, 2018

OAO member Dr. Ivy Koh explains how annual visits to an optometrist can help patients catch and treat many chronic diseases. 

Survey shows 'alarmingly' low use of optometrists - North Bay Nugget - Nov. 13, 2018

Featuring OAO President Dr. Joshua Smith and member Dr. Gary Pearce, recent survey results regarding optometry are discussed. 

Local optometrist says be careful if wearing cosmetic contact lenses this Halloween - Bay Today - Oct. 31, 2018

OAO member, Dr. Mike Cobean discusses the dangers of Halloween/cosmetic contact lenses.

Why eye exams are a crucial component of your child's education - CTV London - Aug. 31, 2018

OAO member Dr. Wes McCann sits down with CTV London to explain the critical role comprehensive eye exams play in a child's education.

Le syndrome de l'oeil sec en hausse chez les jeunes Canadienne (Dry Eye Syndrome on the rise in young Canadians)

OAO member Dr. Mark Eltis speaks with CBC about the rise of Dry Eye Syndrome among young Canadians. 

Extreme cost of diabetes: 2,000 amputations in Ontario a year - Ontario Today - May 23, 2018

OAO President, Dr. Joshua C. Smith details the importance of optometric preventative care for individuals with diabetes. 

Ontario medical professionals pressing province for fee hikes to cope with minimum wage - Globe and Mail - May 13, 2018

Health professionals, including optometrists seek fee increase due to higher costs, such as labour expenses. 

Zoomer Radio and Classical FM at Symposium and InfoMart - Zoomer Media - April 13 - 14, 2018

Zoomer Radio and Classical FM interviews OAO members at Symposium to educate listeners on the importance of eye health and comprehensive eye exams. 

Eye Week: OAO partners with TVOkids - TVO - April 1 - 7, 2018

OAO and TVOkids partners to further highlight children's vision and the Eye See...Eye Learn program. 

10 things to remember on trick-or-treat night - CBC Kitchener-Waterloo - Oct. 31, 2017

Tips on how to have a safe Halloween, including the risks of wearing cosmetic contact lenses.

Wearing cheap costume contact lenses may have consequences, UW prof warns - CBC Kitchener-Waterloo - Oct. 31, 2017

OAO member Dr. Lyndon Jones details the dangers of wearing cheap cosmetic contact lenses.

Take care of your hygiene this Halloween - Breakfast Television - Oct. 26, 2017

Dr. Michael Rotholz sits down with Breakfast Television to discuss the dangers of cosmetic contact lenses and ways to safeguard the eyes if individuals choose to wear them this Halloween.

A reminder to get your kids's eyes checked - Orangeville Today - Oct. 13, 2017

Dr. Raji Pabla discussed possible symptoms a child may exhibit if they have a vision problem and the importance of comprehensive eye exams on the radio show, Orangeville Today. 

Kemptville optometrist raising funds in support of World Sight Day Challenge - Kemptville Advance - Oct. 11, 2017

Local optometrist Dr. C.L. Eamon is taking part in the World Sight Day Challenge to help raise funds for people in underserved communities who are needlessly blind or vision impaired simply because they can’t access an eye exam and glasses. 

CTV Morning Live: Children's Vision Month - CTV Morning Live Ottawa - Oct. 11, 2017

Dr. Kirsten North joined CTV Morning Live to promote Children's Vision Month and the importance of comprehensive eye exams.

NEXTGEN: Dr. Wes McCann – a young optometrist with four practices - Optical Prism - Oct. 2, 2017

Dr. Wes McCann has turned his childhood dream of a career in medicine into a growing success on both the business and health–care sides of the optical sector.

Book your child's back-to-school eye exam - Government of Ontario Newsroom - Sept. 18, 2017

Government of Ontario issued a news release Ontario-wide featuring OAO and the Find A Doctor Tool.

Is your child really ready to learn? - 680 News Toronto - Aug. 16, 2017

Dr. Joseph Chan discussed the link between vision and learning and the importance of comprehensive eye exams for children on 680 News Toronto. 

Getting your children's eyesight checked - Breakfast Television - Oct. 20, 2016

Dr. Mike Rotholz joined Breakfast Television to share some facts about children's vision and the importance of comprehensive eye exams for children.

Parents turn a blind eye to children's eye health - CTV Northern Ontario - Sept. 10, 2016

A recent survey conducted by the Canadian Association of Optometrists found that eye health was ranked low on the list of parent's priorities for their children.

Eye See Eye Learn program focuses on academic achievement - Welland Tribune - Aug. 30, 2016

Dr. Richard Saari discussed children's vision and the Eye See...Eye Learn program during the back-to-school season.

5 things you should know about eye health and eye exams - CBC Radio Windsor Morning - May 9, 2016

Dr. Todd Wilbee recently spoke with Windsor Morning on CBC Radio about what optometrists can do on top of checking a patient's vision.

Vision and hearing tests available at all Bluewater schools - Meaford Express - April 29, 2016
Bluewater District School Board is expanding its partnership with the Lions club and the Ontario Association of Optometrists’ Eye See...Eye Learn program to offer free vision pretesting and hearing assessments to junior kindergarten students during April and May.

How Often Should You Have an Eye Exam? - Best Health Magazine - February 2016

20/20 vision is only one aspect of eye health. Dr. Jeff Goodhew explains why and how often you need to have an eye exam.

Helping kids see the future - Timmins Today - Feb. 19, 2016

Last fall, Kirkland Lake’s three Boards of Education approved a vision screening research study - a collaboration between OAO and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Senior Eye Care - CTV Ottawa Morning Live - Jan. 20, 2016

Dr. Kirsten Northe on CTV Morning Live discussing seniors' vision, and why it's important to get an annual comprehensive eye exam.

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