Canadian Association of Optometry Students (CAOS)

Welcome to the NextGen OD Section of Eye Care Business Canada!
Proudly supporting the Canadian Association of Optometry Students 

We’ve created this new space with content specifically for recent Optometry grads in their first few years of practice and Canadian Optometry Students studying in Canada or USA.


FYihealth Group Expands Senior Leadership Team

FYihealth Group strengthens its leadership team with the addition of Jim Black as Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Damian Zapisocky as Chief Financial Officer.

Get to Know FYidoctors – New Graduate Experience

Dr. Mary-Kate Alliston’s remarkable journey from new graduate to Lead OD at FYidoctors showcases her unwavering dedication to optometry and her commitment to improving patients’ lives.

Journey into the World of Independent Optometry: Eye Recommend is Here to Make it Happen!

Eye Recommend offers up to $25K signing bonuses for grads who join an existing practice or start their own.

Unique NextGEN OD Canada Meeting Recap 

Recap of the 2nd Annual “Opportunities & Options” event from UW and live cast to US Optometry schools for Canadian OD students.

NextGen OD Canada Reaffirms Commitment to the Future of Optometry with CAOS Sponsorship

NextGEN OD Canada reaffirms its support of Canadian Optometry students for 2023-2024. Sponsors APERTURE student writing contest and major event in March 2024.

Unveiling NextGEN Hybrid Meeting 2024: Your Optometry Future Awaits!

Hosted by Eye Care Business Canada in collaboration with NextGEN Student Ambassadors, this event promises to be an invaluable information and networking event for Canadian OD students.

Explore More  NextGEN OD

  • Career Options

    Explore the career options available to new ODs - everything from tips on a greenfield independent startup to franchising opportunities, at any stage of your career.

  • PathFinders

    Outstanding new ODs are forging their path after graduation. Gain insights from their experiences shared here.

  • Perspectives

    Young leaders sharing their point of view, helping to shape the future of the profession.

  • Sponsors

    NextGen OD sponsors help make this resource possible. Industry partnerships are vital to a thriving profession. Take a few minutes to view their contributions, offers and insights.

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