Welcome to the
Ontario Opticians Association
The Ontario Opticians Association (OOA) has been the official voice of Ontario Opticians for over sixty years.
The Association's mandate is to enhance, promote and protect the profession of opticianry.
Contact Lens Symposium 2011
Inside Optics 2012
Robert Dalton,RO, Executive Director, Opticians Association of Canada(OAC), Dalie Schellen,RO, President OAC, Janice Schmidt,RO, Vice-President Ontario Opticians Association(OOA) & OAC Advisor, Lorne Kashin,RO, Vice President OAC & OOA Executive Director, in Ottawa.
The Voice Of Opticians Heard On The Hill
A collaboration of the "Three O's" has reached another step closer towards reclassifying cosmetic contact lenses as Class Two medical devices. On Thursday May 31, 2012 Bill 313 passed third reading in the House of Commons and will now move on to the Senate. Bill 313 was introduced by MP Patricia Davidson and will be promoted through the Senate by MP Mike Duffy. With the reclassification of cosmetic contact lenses as Class Two medical devices these lenses will be required to meet a standard applied to prescription contact lenses.It will then be up to the provincial health ministries to regulate the dispensing of these lenses. The collaboration of the Opticians Association of Canada, The Canadian Association of Optometrists, and the Canadian Opthalmological Society on Bill 313 shows what can be achieved when all three O's work together.
NAIT/OAC Opticians Program
Now Available in Ontario
Students in Ontario interested in obtaining a license in Opticianry can now do so by completing the NAIT/OAC Optical Sciences Eyeglass and Contact Lens Programs.These programs are offered in an online, distance delivery format so you can fit your studies into your busy schedule. Graduate with credentials that prepare you for licensing in Ontario and the rest of Canada. Enrol now.
OOA Elects Executive Committee
The Board of Directors of the OOA are pleased to announce the election of our new Executive Committee. Martin Lebeau was elected to the position of President with Janice Schmidt as Vice-President and Rachel Campbell-Hill as Secretary-Treasurer. We wish our new Executive all the best in continuing the great work of the Ontario Opticians Association as the official voice of Ontario Opticians.
On Saturday June 23, 2012, Dorina Reiz, RO, OOA director, and Colin Lafferty, RO, OOA member, participated in the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) annual Cycle for Sight. Cycle for Sight is an athletic one day fundraising cycling event that takes the cycling enthusiast or leisure rider on a journey from Toronto to Collingwood. Since 2009, Cycle for Sight has raised over $600,000 for the FFB and vision research. As licensed opticians and OOA members they were both happy and proud to take part in such an event designed to empower the visually impaired and support a great cause. Congratulations to you both for crossing the finish line!
Love Your Eyes
Mark Your Calendars
OOA Members Cycle For Sight
On Sunday September 23 about 150 Opticians and optical industry colleagues gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ottawa for a day of professional learning and networking.
Saturday Nov 17 & Sunday Nov 18
Loblaws Opticians please call the OOA for membership and renewels
Telus Goes On-Line For Vision Claims
Keith Harrison, RO
HPRAC Seeks Input On Treatment of Spouses of Healthcare Professionals
OOA Vision Ottawa
Essential Fitting Tips to Successfully Fit Multifocal Contact Lenses