About us

The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) is the leading professional organization representing over1,600 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 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 serve.

The association offers a wide range of benefits and services to our members, including:

  • Group insurance plans
  • An annual Symposium and InfoMart
  • Continuing education credits
  • Public education materials
  • Regular newsletters

Vision

Success in practice at the forefront of eye care for all Ontario optometrists.

Mission

To position optometrists as the primary eye health and vision care professionals in Ontario

Find an optometrist

Your optometrist is a one-stop destination for all things eye health related, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, health information and eyewear products.

Eye See… Eye Learn®

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 continuing education, career support, insurance and more.