World Sight Day: Staff Shortages and Surgical Backlogs Causing Vision Loss in Canada

Specsavers is proud to support The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Vision Health in Canada 2021 report card produced by Fighting Blindness Canada and the Canadian Council of the Blind. The report found that vision care in Canada has not returned to pre-pandemic levels due to significant staff shortages, surgical backlogs and people not keeping their doctor appointments or having their regular eye examinations.

Women’s Equality Day: Naomi Barber’s Outlook on Women in the Optometric Industry

Women make up more than 50% of the optometry workforce in many countries. This is a growing trend and we’ve seen a complete turnaround from a male dominated industry only 20-30 years ago. As this continues, this adds a real richness to the way we think about optometrists as professionals, how we contribute to our communities, and how we integrate with other health professionals and is driving a positive cycle of equality in the profession.

Optometrist Spotlight: Dr. Mannie Dhillon

Dr. Mannie Dhillon has had a passion for biomedical sciences for as long as she can remember. Coupled with her devotion to wanting to help people, she felt that the field of optometry brought these two passions together perfectly. After receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry, she realized optometry was undoubtedly the right decision. Since then, Dr. Dhillon has opened her very own clinic with Specsavers and is continuously amazed by and look forward to the future of this profession.   

Specsavers invests $50 million to help Ontarians safeguard their vision

One-third of Ontarians haven’t had an eye exam in over three years, and 55 per cent feel as though eyewear is currently not affordable for Canadians[i], a recent poll found. That’s why today, Specsavers is announcing an investment of $50 million into Ontario to enhance eye health outcomes, reduce preventable blindness and redefine accessible eyecare. […]

Optometrist Spotlight: Dr Nikita Minhas

Dr. Minhas has always put her patients’ needs above all, which is why it was important for her to find a company that aligned with her values. At Specsavers, the foundation stone of the business is to provide accessible and affordable eyecare to all individuals. Unlike other optometry clinics that charge fees for additional testing, every patient at Specsavers, regardless of their economic status, can obtain a comprehensive eye examination.

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