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Before accessing and/or using the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) web site, please read the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. By accessing and using this web site, you acknowledge that you, the user of the web site, have read, understand and agree to comply with the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy and all applicable laws. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use this web site.

The information and material available on this site are for consumer information and educational purposes only, and are not intended to provide specific optometric, health or legal advice. You should always consult with a doctor of optometry, a medical practitioner or legal expert regarding your own personal circumstances. Nothing found in this site is, or should be considered a substitute for optometric, medical, legal or other advice.

You should never disregard, avoid or delay obtaining advice from your optometrist or other health care provider because of something you have read on this site. If you have or suspect that you have an optometric or medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately. In the case of an emergency, call for emergency medical help immediately.
  
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Please note, that other web sites that may be accessed through www.optom.on.ca were not created and are not maintained by the OAO. The links exist as a convenience to you and the OAO does not expressly or implicitly endorse other web sites or any information or material posted therein. We also do not warrant or guarantee that files available for download through this site will be free of infections, viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that contains contaminating or destructive properties. We do not guarantee or warrant against errors, omissions, delays, interruptions or losses.

Member’s Only Site
As a Member of the OAO, one of the benefits is having access to the Member’s Only Site (Member Portal). This section of the web site is to be accessed only by “Members” who have a legitimate user ID and password. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.

The OAO does not pre-screen content that is posted by members, but shall have the right (but not the obligation) to refuse, move or delete any content that is inappropriate or objectionable, at its sole discretion.

Members are prohibited from and agree not to store, distribute or transmit any text, data, images, programs, etc. that are illegal. Examples of material that is considered illegal include, but are not limited to; material that is threatening, coercive and/or harassing in nature, contain child pornography, and copyrighted, trademarked or other proprietary material used without proper authorization. In addition, programs containing viruses or Trojan horses and tools to compromise the security of other sites are strictly prohibited.

Furthermore, the storage, distribution or transmission of illegal material may result in the account holder(s) having criminal and/or civil charges brought up against them.