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Can My Eyesight Get Better?

The importance of eye health To reduce the likelihood of vision loss, blindness, and eye diseases (such as cataracts and glaucoma), it is essential to maintain good eye health.The sense of sight is responsible for approximately 80% of our perception.Therefore, it is essential to prioritize our eye health when considering our lifestyle choices and overall […]

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Importance of Children’s Eye Exams

Keeping a check on your child’s eye health is very important. Regular eye exams are required to make sure that your child is not suffering from any vision problems. Many times, undiagnosed eye issues can lead to poor school performance. Here are some vision problems that are common among children:  Myopia (nearsightedness): Myopia or nearsightedness is a common […]

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Cataract: Symptoms, Risk Factors & Treatment

June is Cataract Awareness Month. A cataract is a dense clouding in the lens of an eye due to protein build up. They usually develop slowly and are more common in older adults. Currently, almost 2.5 million Canadians have cataracts. Symptoms Cataracts usually develop slowly so you may not notice any vision problems initially, however, as protein build up […]

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OAO President Message

Thank you for your support of Ontario’s optometrists. I’m pleased to let you know that earlier this week the government agreed to enter formal negotiations regarding OHIP funding of optometric care. As a sign of good faith Ontario’s optometrists have paused job action, ensuring that millions of Ontarians insured by OHIP can again benefit from […]

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