The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) is the national voice of optometry in Canada.
A redesigned CAO website OPTO.CA (LINK) was launched in fall 2014. It allows CAO to be more connected and member-focused to better meet the needs of provincial associations, individual members as well as optometry students, CCOA’s and stakeholder.
Over 4,500 doctors of optometry and 400 optometry students comprise the membership of CAO, representing 85% of doctors of optometry (ODs) in Canada. Founded in 1941, the CAO works with its 10 provincial member associations within a federated framework.
The CAO is dedicated to collaboratively advancing the highest standard of primary eye care through the promotion of optimal vision and eye health, in partnership with all Canadians.