Category Archives: Health Care

Ontario’s Eye Care Crisis: Visible for All to See

Optometrists are the front-line workers of the vision care system, and their services are at the heart of screening and diagnostic services in Ontario. We are passionate and proud to deliver high quality, accessible eye care, in urban centres and rural communities across the province. Unfortunately, for more than 30 years, governments of all stripes …

Posted in Children's Vision, Health Care

Evidence supports physical distancing, masks, and eye protection to help prevent COVID-19

A comprehensive review of existing evidence supports physical distancing of two metres or more to prevent person-to-person transmission of COVID-19, says an international team led by McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Face masks and eye protection decrease the risk of infection, too. The systematic review and meta-analysis was commissioned by the World Health …

Posted in COVID-19

COVID-19 information for patients

During this global COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Optometrists of Ontario has been working closely with the Ministry of Health to keep optometrists up to date with the latest information relevant to optometry care. The public can find valuable information on the Ministry of Health website, including a self-assessment tool. The Ontario government is asking everyone …

Posted in COVID-19, Health Care