Canadian Association of Optometry Students (CAOS)

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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.


Specsavers Supports Clinic Owners with Implementation of Myopia Management

Dr. Nieka Sabeti, OD, independent consultant of the clinical support team at Specsavers Canada, discusses how myopia management care was introduced at Specsavers.

Canadian Student Ambassador Program Launched by NextGEN OD

NextGEN’s Canadian Optometry Student Ambassador Program connects Canadian optometry students. offers resources, opportunities and networking events to shape optometry’s future and connect with industry,

A Guide to Overcoming Optometry Board Exams: The Last Hurdle

As students begin the second half of optometry school, they are likely starting to feel the weight of not only making sure they make it through all their courses and clinic rotations, but also passing the board exams.

Bailey Nelson Career Opportunities -Find Your Fit

Dr. Laurie Lesser explains culture and values of Bailey Nelson and why they might be a great fit for young Optometrists. “It’s where you can bring your true self to work.”

Optometry Student Writing Contest Winners Announced

Optometry Student APERTURE writing contest winners are rewarded with $500 of cash prizes by NextGEN OD. APERTURE is the annual student-run publication by Canadian Association of Optometry Students.

Student Loan Update

Roxanne Arnal, OD and Financial Planner recounts how she handled student debt. She hated it and wanted desperately to get rid of it before moving forward with a business purchase loan or home mortgage.

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

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