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  • Wearing sunglasses can reduce risk of cataracts: Canadian Ophthalmological Society
    by Jessica Bennett on June 1, 2021

    Education and tips can help prevent this leading eye disease during Cataract Awareness Month TORONTO, June 1, 2021 /CNW/ – As Canadians look forward to summer and spending more time outdoors, June is a good time to remind them of the importance of eye protection to maintain clear vision during Cataract Awareness Month. According to the Canadian The post Wearing sunglasses can reduce risk of cataracts: Canadian Ophthalmological Society appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • 2021 COS Annual Meeting Will be Virtual
    by Kim Tytler on May 31, 2021

    2021 COS Annual Meeting and Exhibition COVID-19 continues to disrupt how we can connect and gather. The safety and wellbeing of our members, their families, patients, and employees is our top priority. Therefore, after careful consideration, the COS Board of Directors has taken the difficult decision to deliver the 2021 COS Annual Meeting and Exhibition as a virtual meeting, online and not The post 2021 COS Annual Meeting Will be Virtual appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society shares eye-opening stats and tips for healthy vision during Vision Health Month
    by Kim Tytler on May 4, 2021

    Awareness month is a good reminder to prioritize eye health with regular checkups TORONTO, ON, May 4, 2021 /CNW/ – The vast majority of Canadians say vision loss is their most feared disability, yet 60 per cent experience symptoms of potential eye disease – and only half will see a healthcare professional about these symptoms, The post Canadian Ophthalmological Society shares eye-opening stats and tips for healthy vision during Vision Health Month appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • Eye on Safety: Canadian Ophthalmological Society urges proper precautions during Sports Eye Safety Month
    by Kim Tytler on April 16, 2021

    TORONTO, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ – As Spring’s warmer weather beckons everyone outdoors for more exercise and play, the Canadian Ophthalmology Society is reminding Canadians to protect their vision, particularly now during Sports Eye Safety month. This is especially true for kids, many of whom are likely tired of being indoors and eager to let loose with The post Eye on Safety: Canadian Ophthalmological Society urges proper precautions during Sports Eye Safety Month appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society promotes global awareness of the leading cause of blindness during World Glaucoma Week
    by Kim Tytler on March 9, 2021

    Difficult-to-detect eye disease is known as the ‘silent thief of sight’ TORONTO, March 9, 2021 /CNW/ – A person with glaucoma can lose as much as 40 per cent of their sight without noticeable symptoms and it is the leading cause of irreversible blindness that affects 78 million people worldwide, including over 800,000 Canadians, half of whom don’t The post Canadian Ophthalmological Society promotes global awareness of the leading cause of blindness during World Glaucoma Week appeared first on COS-SCO.