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Your Doctor of Optometry can offer a convenient one-stop destination for all things eye health related, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, health information and eyewear products.

Eye See… Eye Learn®

Good vision is critical for children to achieve their full learning potential. Eye See… Eye Learn provides information and coverage for children having their vision checked as they enter school for the first time.

OAO Membership

Membership provides many benefits, including knowledge sharing, career support, continuing education, insurance and more.


The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) is the leading professional organization representing nearly 1,600 optometrists in Ontario for over 100 years.  We are dedicated to helping our members provide the highest standard of eye health and vision care for Ontarians while driving the profession of optometry forward at the government, regulatory and public levels. We work to increase awareness and understanding of the role that optometrists play in ensuring the health of our patients.

OAO is the designated representative for optometry and meets with the provincial government on its members’ behalf concerning OHIP coverage, optometric billing codes and procedures, and other services. OAO monitors provincial legislation and works to ensure that the government considers the needs and concerns of optometrists and the communities they represent.

For optometrists, the association offers a wide range of benefits and services to our members, including:

  • Group insurance plans
  • An annual Symposium
  • Continuing education credits
  • Regional workshops
  • Public information materials
  • A monthly newsletter

Vision

The Ontario Association of Optometrists articulates the voice of the profession and creates its vision for tomorrow.

Mission Statement

To position optometrists as the primary eye health and vision care professionals in Ontario through Advocacy, Community, and Education.