Canada’s health-care wait times hit new record— 21.2 weeks

The study, an annual survey of physicians from across Canada, reports a median wait time in 2017 of 21.2 weeks—the longest ever recorded. By comparison, Canadians waited 9.3 weeks in 1993 when the Fraser Institute first reported wait times for medically necessary elective treatments. Read more here:

Standing Committee on General Government – Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017

EPSO’s leadership petition the provincial government to ban the act of unregulated eye tattooing by anyone other than a regulated health professional. Read more here:

Eye Surgeons Urge Proper Use of Cosmetic Contacts this Halloween

With Halloween quickly approaching, the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario are reminding people to take good care when considering complementing their costumes with unregulated cosmetic contact lenses. Currently, cosmetic lenses may be purchased in novelty stores without a prescription. “While decorative contact lenses may seem harmless, many forget that they are legitimate medical devices,”…

The Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Share Back-to-School Tips for your Child’s Eye Health

While a parent’s back-to-school list is dominated with purchasing new school clothes, backpacks and school supplies, the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (EPSO) are reminding parents not to forget one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes. Eighty percent of preschoolers don’t receive a proper visual assessment. Though most children have healthy…