A Resource Guide To Optometry
As professional optometrists, it’s essential for us to keep updated on the latest optometric trends and find fresh sources of creative inspiration while staying connected to other professionals.
To stay current, we use a variety of online and offline sources to provide the latest treatments and information in optometry to our patients and strengthen our business and relationships. These tools allow us to provide exceptional service to all our patients, ensuring they receive the most up to date explanations and treatments to improve their eye health.
If you’re looking for the latest optometry trends, we’re going to share some of our most valuable resources for all things related to this branch of medical science.
The Ontario Association of Optometrists is the collective voice of Ontario optometrists. It helps guide us to provide the highest scope of practice, advocates for change with the government, and directs us through any challenging times. It also offers provincial public programs such as the Eye See Eye Learn, a program that gives complimentary eyeglasses to junior kindergarten patients that need it.
The College of Optometrists of Ontario is our regulatory board. It acts in the best interest of the public to regulate optometrists as well as ensure we are practicing within our scope of practice in a safe and ethical manner.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists is our national voice of optometrists. It advocates for optometrists on a national scale and also publishes the Canadian Journal of Optometry (CJO). This journal provides up to date information on research, best practices, and cases to keep our knowledge on the forefront.
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind is a great national non-profit organization that advocates for legally blind individuals. They teach these individuals how to adjust, adapt, and learn to stay independent even with their vision loss.
PubMed is a collection of the newest and updated research and journal articles. Much of the evidence-based treatment and management protocols we provide as optometrists are backed by these research papers.
Whether you’re planning to join the field of optometry or learn more about a treatment you need or a condition you have, these resources can be a wonderful starting point. When you’re ready to take the next step, reach out to Chan Optometry for all your optometry needs.
If you need an experienced and professional eye doctor and optometrist in Markham, Ontario, we are an ideal choice for you. We conduct eye exams and offer optometry services that include laser eye surgery consultation and co-management, contact lenses, orthokeratology, and other specialty contact lenses and cataract surgery co-management. These services are available across Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Stouffville, Aurora, Newmarket, North York, and Scarborough. To learn more, please visit our website or contact us.