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  • Eye on Safety: Canadian Ophthalmological Society urges proper precautions during Sports Eye Safety Month
    by Courtny Vaz 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 Courtny Vaz 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.

  • AMD Awareness Month sheds light on the leading cause of severe vision loss in older adults
    by Courtny Vaz on February 9, 2021

    AMD Awareness Month sheds light on the leading cause of severe vision loss in older adults Age-related macular degeneration primarily affects those over age 60, but genetics and other risk factors play a role TORONTO, February 9, 2021 — Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common eye diseases to cause vision loss The post AMD Awareness Month sheds light on the leading cause of severe vision loss in older adults appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • Everyday heroes
    by Courtny Vaz on January 4, 2021

    ECPs saving Canada billions in health care costs By David Goldberg Investing in eye care has never been more valuable. A new report by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society estimates that the work of eye care professionals across the country saved at least $1.6 billion in direct health care costs in 2020 and that number is The post Everyday heroes appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • 2021 COS Annual Meeting Will be Virtual
    by Courtny Vaz on October 14, 2020

    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.