Sep
1
Sat
Healthy Aging Month
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all day
Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month! As you age, your eyes age too.

Presbyopia occurs naturally as you get older, and it’s the reason most seniors require reading glasses (if you’re myopic, your vision may seem to improve as you age). You can’t stop presbyopia from happening, but there are other age related vision conditions that can be slowed. Practice healthy eating and exercise, don’t smoke, and visit an eye care specialist for more frequent eye exams. Check out or Frequency of Eye Exams page for information on how often you should visit an optometrist.

Take care of your body and you’ll take care of your eyes, now and in the future.

For more information about Healthy Aging from the Glaucoma Research Foundation page.

Sep
29
Sat
Strategic Planning Session
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all day

The ACAO staff and Council will be away for the weekend of September 29th and 30th, participating in a strategic planning session.

Oct
1
Mon
Early Bird Registration
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all day

Early Bird Registration begins! Get your registration done early and we will enter you into a draw for prizes. Early Bird Registration runs from October 1st to October 31st, when we will have our draw.

Halloween Safety Month
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all day

October is Halloween Safety Month! Scary makeup and spooky contact lenses are fun additions to your Halloween costume, but they can pose hazards to your eyes. Make sure that you apply eye makeup on the outer edge and not the inner rim of your eyelids, and always visit a regulated health professional, such as a Registered Contact Lens Practitioner (RLCP) for cosmetic contact lenses and training. Remember: your eyes are precious, and contact lenses can be dangerous if you don’t know how to properly insert, remove, and care for them.

a woman in full face makeup, wearing decorative contact lenses

Do you have costume contacts from last year that you’re planning to use again? Never use contacts past the expiration date; 3 months doesn’t mean “3 months of wear,” it means “3 months from the time you open the package.” Microorganisms can contaminate your contact lens case in the interim, posing a risk to your eye health.

Decorative lenses are amazing as long as you make sure you’re smart about what you put in your eyes. Visit our Contact Lens page for more information.

Oct
8
Mon
Thanksgiving
Oct 8 all day

The ACAO office will be closed on Monday, October 8th for Thanksgiving, a statutory holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday, October 9th. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Oct
10
Wed
National Meetings
Oct 10 – Oct 12 all day

The ACAO will participate in National Meetings with other optician regulators.

Oct
11
Thu
National Meetings
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all day

The ACAO will participate in National Meetings with other optician regulators.

Oct
12
Fri
National Meetings
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all day

The ACAO will participate in National Meetings with other optician regulators.

Lunch and Learn For Age Related Vision Loss @ Royal Alexandra Hospital, Robbins Learning Centre Theatre & Lobby
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Oct
13
Sat
Edmonton IRD Symposium @ Royal Alexandra Hospital, Robbins Learning Centre Theatre & Lobby
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm