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Hi <<First Name>>, Let's continue to work together in 2015! Win 2015 Membership and Insurance inside!
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Happy Holidays!
Hello All,

A lot has happened and a lot more is happening since our last newsletter. Can you believe we are just around the corner from the Holiday Season? It is the time of year where everything is going 100 miles an hour...


First thing, don't forget to renew your membership! It's so important to have our members renew and also encourage their friends and colleagues to do the same. We need the numbers to make sure our college, government, and stakeholders are hearing us. An example of our voice being heard is the long overdue release of the new MCSS fee schedule and admissions procedures that came into effect on November 12th, 2014. Your association has worked with the Ministry...


- Martin Lebeau, RO
  President
 
Internet Dispensing & Competition in the Eyewear Industry
Trending conversations are most certainly inclusive of Internet dispensing and competition for Opticians. The Ontario Opticians Association has received many enquiries as to what is our official position on Internet dispensing. The OOA has a duty to investigate and research all aspects of issues such as Internet dispensing and its possible effects on our profession, business models, jobs and indeed our standards of care. The OOA has not yet articulated a position on the Internet dispensing of eyewear as we are still in the process of consulting with our members, our College, and other relevant stakeholders...

- Lorne Kashin, RO
  Executive Director
ChromaGen, a Unique Low Vision Option!

ChromaGen is a unique and proprietary system of lenses that addresses two primary markets. ChromaGen Neutral Lenses for Reading Problems - An Optical Lens Treatment for Reading problems, which includes dyslexia. ChromaGen Colored Lenses for Color Blindness...
 
Consumers have Changed, are Opticians Digitally Prepared?

Just search "eyeglasses" in your favourite browser and it is easy to see that Opticals are in a battle for consumers attention. As a marketing and media consultant I’m impressed...
 
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Trending question...
We've heard you! Thank you to all those who participated in September's edition! Congratulations to Brett Tayles who won a pair of tickets to Vision Canada 2014!

The overwhelming consensus is that you would like to see more education on all the specialties: Refraction, Low Vision, Specialty Contact Lenses, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics. Our events line-up in 2015 will be sure to educate you on all these important topics! 

This month's trending question: Someone walks into your dispensary with glasses purchased on the Internet and asks you for an adjustment. What would you do? Click here to do the survey for a chance to win 2015 Membership and Insurance!
Have you Renewed your Membership & Insurance for 2015?
Your Coverage Expires December 31, 2014If you haven't renewed yet, you can find membership and insurance renewal forms here: 
http://www.ontario-opticians.com/resources/
membership
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Renew by fax, email, mail or phone today! 

Fax: 416-226-6879, Email:info@ontario-opticians.com, Mail: see address below or phone:905-709-4141/1-877-709-4141.

Mark Your Calendar
2015 Events:
  1. Inside Optics 2015 - April 12
  2. Professional Learning Conference Ottawa 2015 -  September 27
  3. Specialty Symposium 2015 - October 18  
Stay Tuned!
The Wait is Over! The OOA negotiates Updated Vision Care Fee Schedule with the MCSS!
Click here for new few schedule and more details.
Opportunity for Hamilton Area Optician!
The OOA office has received a request to provide Opticianry services in a Hamilton area retirement home. While this service would start as a much needed volunteer service it could evolve into eyewear sales...