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.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
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.
Optometry Examining Board of Canada (OEBC)
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.
University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science (WOVS)
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.
Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE)
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.
Vision Institute of 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.
Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO)
The OAO is the member association for optometrists across Ontario.
Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO)
The CAO is the national federation of ten provincial associations of optometrists.
Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario (FHRCO)
The Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario is made up of the province’s 22 health regulatory colleges.