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
The Ontario Association of Optometrists articulates the voice of the profession and creates its vision for tomorrow.
To position optometrists as the primary eye health and vision care professionals in Ontario through Advocacy, Community, and Education.