Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO)

The CAO is an official affiliate and sponsor of CAOS, representing over 4500 doctors of optometry and optometry students from coast to coast in Canada. As part of CAOS, students automatically become student affiliates to the CAO. The CAO works hard as the unifed voice in Canadian optometry and works to enhance and ensure high quality vision care for Canadians through advocacy and works of its members.


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Provincial Associations

Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO)OAO logo

BC Doctors of Optometry (BCDO)

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Alberta Association of Optometrists (AAO)
OAO President Dr Jeff Goodhew (mid-left) and CAO President Dr. Barry Thienes (mid-right)