Become an OAO Member

Why Join?

The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) is dedicated to helping you become more successful within your practice. From  advocacy to professional development, OAO is committed to raising awareness about the importance of optometry and driving more patients to your practice.

By joining the Association, you become connected to a network of over 1,600 members, stay up to date on critical regulatory changes that affect your practice, and gain access to tools and services needed to take your career to the next level.

All OAO members automatically become members of the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) as well, with access to all CAO member benefits and services.

OAO represents

1000 +
members in Ontario.

How To Join

Step 1

Submit your application form online or via PDF. 

Step 2

Consent to receive electronic communications.

Step 1

Provide payment details according to the fee structure.  

New Graduates

OAO has developed a Getting Started in Ontario guide to facilitate the process of getting started as an optometrist following graduation. This guide details seven important steps new graduates should take in order to set themselves up for career success.  

To apply for OAO membership, please complete the following forms.  Click to download as PDFs. Submissions instructions can be found in the membership application form: 

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