Ontario Association of Optometrists

Ontario Association of Optometrists The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) is the leading professional organization representing o

The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) are dedicated to helping our members provide the highest standard of eye health and vision care for Ontarians while driving the profession of optometry forward at the government, regulatory and public levels. We work to increase awareness and understanding of the role that optometrists play in ensuring the health of patients.

Did you know lifestyle factors like smoking and diet can impact your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration...
02/23/2024

Did you know lifestyle factors like smoking and diet can impact your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? Stay proactive by quitting smoking, eating a balanced diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, and scheduling routine eye exams with your Optometrist. Prevention starts with awareness! Learn more https://shorturl.at/bntNQ

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), often referred to as Macular degeneration, is a chronic eye condition that primarily affects older adults. It involves the deterioration of the macula, a small but crucial area near the center of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. The macula all...

Regular eye check-ups with your Optometrist can detect early signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), allowing f...
02/23/2024

Regular eye check-ups with your Optometrist can detect early signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), allowing for timely intervention. Don't wait until it's too late – prioritize your eye health today. Read more https://shorturl.at/bntNQ

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), often referred to as Macular degeneration, is a chronic eye condition that primarily affects older adults. It involves the deterioration of the macula, a small but crucial area near the center of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. The macula all...

02/15/2024

February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Canada.

Remember that regular check-ups with your Optometrist are crucial for early detection and prevention.

The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) is the leading professional organization representing over 1,600 optometrists in Ontario for over 100 years.

Got a red eye? Learn why Optometrists are the first stop for diagnosing and treating your condition effectively. Read mo...
02/09/2024

Got a red eye? Learn why Optometrists are the first stop for diagnosing and treating your condition effectively. Read more
https://optom.on.ca/surge-in-viral-eye-infections-insights-from-optometrists/

The rise in viral eye infections has prompted concern among Optometrists. The President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), Dr. Josephine Pepe, emphasizes the critical role of Optometrists in diagnosing and treating red eyes. Dr. Josephine Pepe has stated, “Optometrists are the best ...

As seen in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, the Financial Post and the Global Heroes website, Optometrists should b...
10/02/2023

As seen in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, the Financial Post and the Global Heroes website, Optometrists should be the first stop for eye health issues. Read more: https://rb.gy/8e6td

Global Heroes: The Ontario Association of Optometrists is helping to revolutionize healthcare, working as first responders for eye health.

06/08/2023

Poor-quality air might bother your eyes. Read our recent blog post for 5 tips to feel better https://optom.on.ca/5-tips-air-quality-wildfires/



The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) is the leading professional organization representing over 1,600 optometrists in Ontario for over 100 years.

05/23/2023

Eye doctors see what you can’t! Optometrists do more than check your vision and assess your eye health. They can also detect signs of serious health conditions like brain tumours, diabetes, and heart disease. Make eye exams part of your healthcare routine. www.FindAnEyeDoctor.ca

05/05/2023

👀Eye doctors see what you can’t 👀
Optometrists do more than check your vision and assess your eye health. They can also detect signs of serious health conditions like brain tumours, diabetes, and heart disease.
Make eye exams part of your healthcare routine. www.FindAnEyeDoctor.ca

Are your eyes bothering you? Don’t suffer! Make an appointment with your Optometrist to get effective relief! Book an ey...
04/29/2023

Are your eyes bothering you? Don’t suffer! Make an appointment with your Optometrist to get effective relief! Book an eye exam near you www.FindAnEyeDoctor.ca

Join us at the Refractive Surgery Education Summit for Optometrists happening Sunday, May 28.There is limited seating, s...
04/21/2023

Join us at the Refractive Surgery Education Summit for Optometrists happening Sunday, May 28.
There is limited seating, so register today! https://bit.ly/41Z8ACL

Are your eyes bothering you? Don’t suffer! Make an appointment with your Optometrist to get effective relief! Book an ey...
04/20/2023

Are your eyes bothering you? Don’t suffer! Make an appointment with your Optometrist to get effective relief! Book an eye exam near you www.FindAnEyeDoctor.ca

Are your eyes bothering you? Don’t suffer! Make an appointment with your Optometrist to get effective relief! Book an ey...
04/14/2023

Are your eyes bothering you? Don’t suffer! Make an appointment with your Optometrist to get effective relief! Book an eye exam near you www.FindAnEyeDoctor.ca

Vitamin E may reduce the progression of macular degeneration when taken in combination with carotenoids and vitamin C. V...
03/30/2023

Vitamin E may reduce the progression of macular degeneration when taken in combination with carotenoids and vitamin C. Vitamin E may also reduce cataract progression and is found in:
• Almonds
• Sunflower seeds
• Hazelnuts
• Olive oil
• Avocado
For more eye health tips visit https://optom.on.ca/eye-health-library/

Life demands more of our eyes. From digital to physical, morning to night, patients’ eyes are struggling to keep up. Int...
03/27/2023

Life demands more of our eyes. From digital to physical, morning to night, patients’ eyes are struggling to keep up. Introducing our next-level contact lens – ACUVUE® OASYS MAX 1-Day.
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Eating food sources of vitamin C over the long term may reduce the progression of cataracts and macular degeneration. Vi...
03/27/2023

Eating food sources of vitamin C over the long term may reduce the progression of cataracts and macular degeneration. Vitamin C also promotes healthy blood vessels, such as the capillaries in the retina, and can be found in:
🫑Bell peppers
🍓 Strawberries
🥦 Broccoli
🍊 Oranges
🍈 Cantaloupe
For more eye health tips visit https://optom.on.ca/eye-health-library/

Vitamin A may protect against night blindness and dry eyes, and reduce the progression of cataracts.  It can help the su...
03/23/2023

Vitamin A may protect against night blindness and dry eyes, and reduce the progression of cataracts. It can help the surface of the eye become a more effective barrier to bacteria and viruses, reducing the risk of eye infections and it is found in:
🍲 Beef or chicken liver
🥚 Eggs
🧈Butter
🥛 Milk
🥬 Lettuce
For more eye health tips visit https://optom.on.ca/eye-health-library/
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Selenium may reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration when taken in combination with carotenoids and...
03/17/2023

Selenium may reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration when taken in combination with carotenoids and vitamins C and E, and is found in:
🦐 Shrimp
🦀 Crab
🌰 Brazil nuts
🍜 Enriched noodles
🍚 Brown rice
For more eye health tips visit https://optom.on.ca/eye-health-library/

OAO InfoMart is April 1st, please be sure to visit our partner's booth. Don't delay in registering to join this jam-pack...
03/16/2023

OAO InfoMart is April 1st, please be sure to visit our partner's booth. Don't delay in registering to join this jam-packed and exciting event! Register here https://bit.ly/3lcXo5H

Struggling with eye strain? Don’t suffer! Make an appointment with your Optometrist to get trusted advice and effective ...
03/14/2023

Struggling with eye strain? Don’t suffer! Make an appointment with your Optometrist to get trusted advice and effective relief! Book an eye exam near you FindAnEyeDoctor.ca.

Zinc is an important metal for the human body. Together with vitamin A, it may reduce the risk of night blindness.Zinc c...
03/13/2023

Zinc is an important metal for the human body. Together with vitamin A, it may reduce the risk of night blindness.
Zinc can be found in:
🦪 Oysters
🍖 Beef
🥛 Milk
🌾 Whole grains
🍗 Turkey (dark meat)

For more eye health tips visit https://optom.on.ca/eye-health-library/

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are components of macular pigment, which is responsible for fine-feature central vision. They may ...
03/09/2023

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are components of macular pigment, which is responsible for fine-feature central vision. They may also help slow the progression of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Found in:
• Spinach
• Kale
• Turnip greens
• Collard greens
• Squash
For more eye health tips visit https://optom.on.ca/eye-health-library/

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The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) is the leading professional organization representing over 1,600 optometrists in Ontario for over 100 years. We are dedicated to helping our members provide the highest standard of eye health and vision care for Ontarians while driving the profession of optometry forward.

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