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  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society reminds shoppers to keep eye-safe toys in mind this holiday season
    by Kim Tytler on December 1, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month spotlights how eye-safe toys can help avoid serious eye injuries TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2021 /CNW/ – December marks Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month and, before you hit the stores, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) wants to stress the importance of purchasing eye-safe toys when shopping this holiday season. Eye injuries The post Canadian Ophthalmological Society reminds shoppers to keep eye-safe toys in mind this holiday season appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • Diabetes Awareness Month reminds Canadians to take action with regular eye care to avoid vision loss
    by Kim Tytler on November 9, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Annual eye exams can save eyesight for people living with diabetes TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2021 /CNW/ – Nearly 11.5 million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, which can lead to various complications including vision loss. One of the leading causes of blindness among Canadians is diabetic retinopathy (DR), and according to a recent survey by the Canadian Ophthalmological The post Diabetes Awareness Month reminds Canadians to take action with regular eye care to avoid vision loss appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society celebrates World Sight Day 2021 and encourages Canadians to get an eye exam
    by Kim Tytler on October 5, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Spread awareness on the global issue of eye health and #LoveYourEyes Toronto, ON – October 5, 2021 – Thursday, October 14, 2021 is World Sight Day, an annual and internationally recognized day of awareness that focuses attention on the global issue of eye health. As an advocate for optimal eye care for all Canadians, the The post Canadian Ophthalmological Society celebrates World Sight Day 2021 and encourages Canadians to get an eye exam appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • Eye exams should be part of new back-to-school routine: Canadian Ophthalmological Society
    by Kim Tytler on August 24, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Switch to classroom learning can exacerbate changes in eye health after a year of prolonged screen time TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2021 /CNW/ – After an unconventional school year of virtual learning children are set to return to the classroom next month and, to start the school year off right, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society is reminding parents that The post Eye exams should be part of new back-to-school routine: Canadian Ophthalmological Society appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • New survey reveals Canadians short sighted when it comes to their eye health
    by Kim Tytler on August 3, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Canadians hold misconceptions when it involves the health of their eyes, according to recent survey by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2021 /CNW/ – Canadians may have a blind spot when it comes to their eye health, according to a recent survey by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS). The survey, which tested Canadians’ knowledge on The post New survey reveals Canadians short sighted when it comes to their eye health appeared first on COS-SCO.