Optometrists are open for routine care and observe protocols to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff. Our policy Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic can be found here (updated March 15, 2022). If you have any questions, contact your optometrist's office or the Manitoba Association of Optometrists, 204-943-9811. We encourage patients to take care of all aspects of their health, including regular eye care. If you have delayed your regular eye care visit due to the pandemic, consider making an appointment today. Click here to find an optometrist near you.
Electronic Screens & Blue Light
Wondering how blue light and screen time impacts your vision? Read a Winnipeg Free Press article on blue light. Watch a video of a recent smartphone news feature including an interview with one of our optometrists. Read a Joint Statement on electronic screens & children's vision released by the Canadian Association of Optometrists and Canadian Ophthalmological Society. Find tips to help avoid eye strain.
Optometrist Registration in Manitoba
Find details on applying for membership as a North American-trained Optometrist, Internationally-trained Optometrist, Optometric Student (externship). View the list of Optometrists currently registered in Manitoba. Learn about a career in optometry and MAO's Basman Scholarship.
MAO is the cocktail reception sponsor of this black tie dinner with entertainment and the opportunity to bid on exciting prizes! Visit the InVision website for tickets.
2023 MAO/MPOA CE & AGM Information
Spring Continuing Education & Annual General Meeting at Fairmont Winnipeg, MB
Schedule of Events coming soon.
2022 Optometry Student Luncheon
If you are an optometry student or know an optometry student, please contact us for information about our student luncheon which will take place over the December holiday break. It will be an opportunity to talk with Council, our New Members Committee and MAO staff about optometry practice in Manitoba and any questions, suggestions or requests students may have.