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Don’t Lose Sight of Vision Care Benefits

Canadian Association of Optometrists

The Canadian Association of Optometrists Podcast Series

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Glaucoma and the Workplace
May 6 2022
38 mins
Glaucoma and the Workplace
In this podcast Denise Balch from Connex is joined by Dr. Andre Stanberry, Clinic Director and an Associate Clinical Professor, University of Waterloo to discuss glaucoma. Did you know that glaucoma affects individuals over 40, or that approximately 1,000,000 Canadians have glaucoma and roughly 50% are undiagnosed?There are often no signs or symptoms of glaucoma until the disease has already progressed, which is why comprehensive eye exams are so important. You’ll learn much more about glaucoma during this podcast including the risk factors, diagnostic tools, management, and treatment of glaucoma. Don’t Lose Sight. Left undiagnosed and untreated, glaucoma can ultimately lead to blindness.Don’t forget to register for our lunchtime webinar on June 2, 2022 - Vision Care and Eye Disease: Are You Covered?  Dr. Stanberry will join us once again. At this session he will explore glaucoma and other eye diseases that can impact your employees’ quality of life and ability to be fully productive at work.--Dr. Andre Stanberry is an optometrist and is the Clinic Director and an Associate Clinical Professor, University of Waterloo. Dr. Stanberry completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario and subsequently, earned a Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University New York (SUNY) College of Optometry and completed a residency in Ocular Disease and Family Practice. Dr. Stanberry was a faculty member at the SUNY College of Optometry, where he was involved in glaucoma care and hospital-based optometry. His research interests involve public health and eye diseases. He has written book chapters and has published in various peer-reviewed journals.This podcast is free and delivers valuable information for you and your clients about the role of optometrists, the importance of adequate vision care coverage, and healthy lifestyles in visual health. Look for more in this series on the modernization of vision care, Don’t Lose Sight, from the Canadian Association of Optometrists.To speak with the CAO, contact info@opto.ca. Learn more about how vision care is changing by requesting your copy of the White Paper on Vision Care Benefits in Canada and the Best Practices Guide for Vision Care Benefits from the Canadian Association of Optometrists at dontlosesight.ca. Plus look for more podcasts, blogs and posts on vision care, comprehensive eye examinations, and best practices coming to you throughout 2022.-- Brought to you by the Canadian Association of Optometrists in association with Connex Health Consulting.Find out more information on upcoming podcasts and webinars at www.connexhc.com.
May 6 2022
38 mins
Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Vision Care Benefits
Dr. Kim Bugera and Denise Balch, from Connex Health, discuss risk factors, treatment and management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Left untreated, AMD can progress to ‘low vision’ which can impede activities of daily living, and ultimately lead to blindness. Dr. Bugera will explain how access to advances in care improve patient outcomes and the importance of healthy lifestyle practices in the management of AMD.Dr. Kim Bugera is a practicing optometrist in Morinville, Alberta, where she is an owner and clinician at a group of five clinics in the greater Edmonton area. She has served the public and her profession by having been active on the Alberta College of Optometry as a council member and President. She is currently the Alberta representative to the Canadian Association of Optometrists.This podcast is free and delivers valuable information for you and your clients about the role of optometrists, the importance of adequate vision care coverage, and healthy lifestyles in visual health. Look for more in this series on the modernization of vision care, Don’t Lose Sight, from the Canadian Association of Optometrists.To speak with the CAO, contact info@opto.ca. Learn more about how vision care is changing by requesting your copy of the White Paper on Vision Care Benefits in Canada and the Best Practices Guide for Vision Care Benefits from the Canadian Association of Optometrists at dontlosesight.ca. Plus look for more podcasts, blogs and posts on vision care and best practices coming to you throughout 2022.--Brought to you by the Canadian Association of Optometrists in association with Connex Health Consulting.Find out more information on upcoming podcasts and webinars at connexhc.com.
Feb 25 2022
22 mins
Diabetes and Protecting Against Diabetic Retinopathy and Vision Loss
Ryan Hooey, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of seven and lost his vision due to diabetic retinopathy at 25. Ryan is the Program Lead for ‘Come to Work’ at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and has bachelor degrees in sociology, marketing and public relations.Dr. Michelle Lane is a practicing optometrist in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and the President of the New Brunswick Association of Optometrists.In this podcast Ryan Hooey shares his journey from diagnosis with diabetes to losing his vision due to diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Michelle Lane speaks to how optometrists are able to catch diabetic retinopathy at a very early stage and help prevent its progression towards blindness. We will also address whether current vision care plans provide adequate coverage for those with a diagnosis of diabetes.This podcast is free and delivers valuable information for you and your clients about the role of optometrists. Look for more in this series on the modernization of vision care, Don’t Lose Sight, from the Canadian Association of Optometrists.Learn more about how vision care is changing by requesting your copy of the White Paper on Vision Care Benefits in Canada and the Best Practices Guide for Vision Care Benefits from the Canadian Association of Optometrists at dontlosesight.ca. Plus look for more podcasts, blogs and posts coming soon. Or you can reach out to us directly via our microsite.--Brought to you by the Canadian Association of Optometrists in association with Connex Health Consulting.Find out more information on upcoming podcasts and webinars at www.connexhc.com.
Nov 30 2021
40 mins
Primary Care: Early Diagnosis and Treatment
Dr. Michelle Lane is a practicing optometrist in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and has a special interest in ocular surface disease. Dr. Lane has been a council member of the New Brunswick Association of Optometrists since 2015 and is their current President. She is also active with the Canadian Association of Optometrists.In this podcast Dr. Michelle Lane provides insights into the role of optometrists as primary care providers for vision care, and their important role in prevention and diagnostics to identify the need for the early diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye. She will speak to the importance of recognizing symptoms, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases that include ocular surface disease and glaucoma. Join us to hear the fascinating case studies Dr. Lane shares from her patient population. This podcast is free and delivers valuable information for you and your clients about the role of optometrists. Look for more in this series on the modernization of vision care, Don’t Lose Sight, from the Canadian Association of Optometrists.Learn more about how vision care is changing by requesting your copy of the White Paper on Vision Care Benefits in Canada and the Best Practices Guide for Vision Care Benefits from the Canadian Association of Optometrists at dontlosesight.ca. Plus look for more podcasts, blogs and posts coming soon. Or you can reach out to us directly via our microsite.Brought to you by the Canadian Association of Optometrists in association with Connex Health Consulting.Find out more information on upcoming podcasts and webinars at www.connexhc.com.
Oct 8 2021
21 mins
Vision Care 2021 - Episode #1