The following Web resources relate to eye health and the practice of optometry. Clicking on the links below will take you away from the College of Optometrists of Ontario website. The College is not responsible for the content on any linked page or any other page not under our control.
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care establishes overall strategic direction and provincial priorities for the health system, and develops legislation, regulations, standards, policies, and directives to support those strategic directions.
OEBC administers the Canadian Standard Assessment in Optometry (CSAO), the entry-to-practice exam approved by the College for the purposes of registration in Ontario.
The University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science delivers an accredited, four-year degree program leading to a professional Doctor of Optometry (OD). This is the only accredited, English-language optometry program in Canada. In addition, the International Optometric Bridging Program is run out of the WOVS.
The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) is the only accrediting body for professional optometric degree (OD) programs, optometric residency programs and optometric technician programs in the United States and Canada.
The Vision Institute is a non-profit charitable optometry clinic. Regular and specialized eye care services are provided to the general public and to persons with special needs.
The OAO is the member association for optometrists across Ontario.
The CAO is the national federation of ten provincial associations of optometrists.
The Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario is made up of the province’s 26 health regulatory colleges.