COO Recommends Optometry Offices Suspend Non-Urgent Care

As of Monday, March 16th, The College of Optometrists of Ontario, in consultation with the Ontario Ministry of Health, recommended that all optometry offices suspend all non-urgent care for the next two weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ocular emergencies include the following:

1. Sudden onset of flashes and floaters with veils or curtains in vision

2. Recent foreign body or trauma to the eye

3. Persisting pain or sudden onset painful red eye or red eye with severe discharge

4. Acute vision loss or decrease in vision

5. Sudden onset vision loss

6. Sudden onset diplopia (double vision)

For full details on the College’s recommendations, click HERE

 Click HERE for the College’s COVID-19 FAQ for Optometrists

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