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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.

OAO Membership provides many benefits, including knowledge sharing, career support, continuing education, insurance and more. Below you will find a list of OAO events. OAO members who attend events are eligible for reduced rates. For more details on how to become a member, please visit our Membership page.

OAO Thrive and Survive Practice Management Series


Creating success in practice… Is it time to own your own practice?

Whether you are a newer graduate or you have been practicing for a few years and want to investigate your options to become a successful practice owner, this one-day session focuses on providing you with the tools needed to best prepare you to own a practice.


June 4, 2017
Mississauga /Meadowvale
7 hours of CE

Agenda:
                                                                                            
- Reading and understanding financial statements (1 hr. Category A)
Speaker: Shadae Hassan, Small Business Advisor, Scotiabank

- Implementing the ‘Delegation Model’ in your practice (2 hrs. Category B)
Speaker: Dr. Shaun Golemba 

- Setting yourself up for Success ‘Making yourself a valuable asset’ (1 hr. Category A)

Speaker:  Dr. Wes McCann

- Evaluating a Practice to Purchase: Where do I start? What do I need? (1hr. Category A)
Speaker: Dr. Wes McCann

- Themes and trends of interest to optometrists at all career stages. What do I need to know? (1hr. Category A)
Speaker: Jackie Joachim, Chief Operating Officer and Sales Representative, E.B. D.V.M., M.B.A

- The inner game of work and life (1 hr. Category A)
Speaker: Dr. Kristen Bentley

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from HOYA.




2017 Regional meetings
Representatives from OAO and the College of Optometrists are annual attendees at these regional meetings, answering questions and providing updates to participating ODs.


Eastern regional
 meeting
Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 
Ottawa
Optometry Conference, Golf Tournament and Lecture Series 


North-Eastern regional meeting, Sudbury 
Optometry Conference, Golf Tournament and Lecture Series 
Thursday, Sept. 14 - Sunday, Sept.17, 2017

Conference details:
    - Located at the Holiday Inn, 1696 Regent Street South
    - Educational lectures and business meetings - Friday and Saturday
    - Golfing at the prestigious Timberwolf Golf Club, 1930 Maley Drive - Thursday
    - Complimentary Optometric Assistants program - Friday (accredited hours)
    - OAO President, Dr. Jeff Guthrie will share an OAO update - Friday 
To view the list of guest lecturers and learn more about the conference click below.
Guest lecturers
Conference event details

To register click here (full conference package).


North-Western regional meeting

Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday Sept. 30, 2017
Thunder Bay
Optometry Conference and Lecture Series

    

Event details will be updated as received by regional representatives.