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Ontario Budget Fails to Save Eye Care for Patients

Pushed to the brink, optometrists vote to withdraw OHIP services starting September 1st TORONTO, March 30, 2021 /CNW/ – After the Ontario Budget again ignored OHIP-insured eye care, an overwhelming 96% of Ontario optometrists have voted to withdraw OHIP services starting September 1, 2021 — unless the government agrees to...


Optometrists ready to roll up their sleeves to help vaccinate Ontarians

TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2021 /CNW/ – Ontario optometrists are willing to step up to assist with the rollout of the government’s vaccine implementation plan. “We know that the Ontario government is looking to increase the public’s access to the COVID-19 vaccine,” says Dr. Sheldon Salaba, President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO). “Optometrists can help with...


Ontario Faces Crisis as Millions of Eye Exams in Jeopardy

Ontario's optometrists are launching an urgent appeal to the Ontario government to end the 30-year neglect in funding for eye care. This chronic underfunding, coupled with the devastating impact of COVID-19 on optometrists' ability to see patients, threatens Ontarians' access to these essential health services.


Ontario Optometrists Remain Open for Urgent Care during COVID-19

April 20, 2020 – During these challenging times, optometrists are still here to take care of your urgent eye and vision issues. “Last month, the Ontario Government declared optometrists providing emergency care to be an essential workplace,” says Dr. Joshua C. Smith, President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO). “Since...

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