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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.

Message from OAO's President

Benefits for Members

The benefits of membership with the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) are extensive and can make a profoundly positive impact on your career as a Doctor of Optometry. As an association representing the majority of Ontario's Doctors of Optometry we are able to provide benefits including peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and career support.

Moreover, we provide end-to-end monitoring of critical regulations and legislation and offer the strength of combined buying power for insurance coverage, emergency funding and other safety nets that help secure your future.

  • Timely updates regarding changes to OHIP coverage, scope of practice regulations and the schedule of benefits.
  • Monthly e-mail newsletter from the OAO President.
  • Personalized assistance on OHIP billing issues and help unraveling government red tape.
  • Best in class comprehensive professional liability insurance coverage in the province.
  • Members’ Only website portal, including access to multiple online and academic resources.
  • Attendance at OAO’s Annual Symposium & InfoMart and other regular events at great rates.
  • Participation in OAO’s children's vision awareness program, Eye See...Eye Learn®
  • Access to high-quality online education for continuing education credit.
  • See what members think of us. Read some testimonials about the value of OAO membership.

How can I join?

To apply for OAO membership, please complete the relevant application form provided below.

New Graduate

Practicing OD


Please return all completed forms to:

Ontario Association of Optometrists

20 Adelaide Street East, Box 16

Suite 801 Toronto, ON M5C 2T6

or Fax to: (905) 826-0625