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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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Effective November 23, 2021 Ontario Optometrists have PAUSED job action

The Ontario Association of Optometrists has entered into confidential and formal negotiations with the provincial government as of November 23, 2021. As a result of this commitment, optometrists are once again seeing children and seniors for eye exams. The goal of this round of negotiations is to reach a fair and equitable solution that ensures […]

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10 ways your LMC Optometrist is providing you the best eye care!

What is the optometrist’s role in diabetes? Your optometrist will be able to: 1) Identify patients at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. If diabetic retinopathy is detected early, it can treated effectively. Early intervention results in a much better outcome for your eyes. 2) Monitor patient’s eyes for any vision changes or progression of the condition 3) Optometrists are […]

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100 years of insulin

In 2021, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, a treatment that transformed type 1 diabetes from a once-fatal diagnosis into a chronic, medically manageable condition.  Sadly however, diabetes remains one of Canada’s most successful diseases. 100 years later even more Canadians have diabetes than ever before.  The current number of people living with diabetes in […]

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