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Innovative Canadian organization at the AAO Meeting

Innovative Canadian Companies Among First-Time Exhibitors at AAO Meeting

Three innovative Canadian organizations made their debut at the Centennial Celebration at the AAO (American Academy of Optometry) meeting in San Diego, Oct, 25-28.

A Simply Ingenious Device
First-time exhibitors included Meivertor, an ingeniously simple device providing a single-handed solution that simplifies the everyday task of everting upper and lower eyelids to easily image meibomian glands. With the help of Engineer, Zach Vanderwel founder MaryAnn Klassen, brought the idea to life.

President and Founder, MaryAnn Klassen with Product Engineer, Zach Vanderwel


Enhanced Vision Device Ready for Life On -the Go
eSight, based in Toronto, provides a simple but profound device that empowers individuals with sight loss with enhanced vision. Motivated to help his two legally blind sisters, Conrad Lewis, an electrical engineer, spent nearly 30 years tinkering with gadgets and bits of access software he’d encountered at trade shows to bring eSight Assistive Device to reality.

Cosmo Moore, legally blind eSight Coach with Roland Mattern, Director of Marketing.

Combining Clinical Information with COPE CE accreditation
Another first-time exhibitor with the Academy, is CRO (Clinical & Refractive Optometry) Journal. CRO is an innovative online education resource that provides peer-reviewed articles that are also available as COPE accredited courses for “anytime anywhere” CE credits.

Assistant Editor, Jenny Lee (OD-4 UWaterloo Optometry) with Dr. Susan Resnick, Editor-in-Chief, CRO Journal

The AAO will celebrate year 101 October 11-14, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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