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  • 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.

  • Wearing sunglasses can reduce risk of cataracts: Canadian Ophthalmological Society
    by Jessica Bennett on June 1, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    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 at 3:30 pm

    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 at 7:54 pm

    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.