BECOME A MEMBER
CAOS is a membership that keeps on giving! Sign up once and be a member for life!
We at CAOS work hard to deliver new educational content and programs that will enrich your experience and professional development over your four years at school. CAOS collaborates with the associations to provide you with a unified voice and advocate for you in dictating the future of optometry in Canada.
Your CAOS Student Membership provides numerous membership perks and opportunities to attend enriching educational programs, lectures and workshops that supplement your academics!
More details on membership perks below!
CAOS STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
CAOS Optometry Backpack (courtesy of EyeRecommend)
100 Free CAOS business cards (courtesy of the CAO)
CAOS lapel pin (for white coat)
Dioptre ruler sticker for your occluder
Access to our many programs & resoures! Read more below.
UWOVS Student: $60
Register through the link above & complete your membership payment via the information provided on the screen shown after registration.
CAOS Student Membership Perks
CAOS Summer Internship Program
Looking for a summer job? CAOS organizes this program to connect first and second year optometry students to a doctor to find summer employment at an optometrist’s office.
CAOS Mentorship Program
Our most popular program allows students to visit the office of a practicing optometrist that has offered to provide a tour of their clinic. The visit often includes a lunch or dinner with the doctor, which serves as an excellent opportunity to ask more questions about how to start a practice, lifestyle, salary and more! Sign-ups begin at the start of October. We also have a list of specialty clinics such as sports vision, dry eye, vision therapy and low vision clinics that members may be able to visit.
iCare EyeCare Community Outreach Opportunity
Throughout the year, groups of students go on campus, into community centres, and shopping centres to educate the public about the importance of comprehensive eye exams and what a Doctor of Optometry does.
CAOS Professional Development Lecture Series
CAOS brings you a series of lectures focusing on topics that enhances our member’s professional knowledge base and skills that can be applied clinically. We invite esteemed optometrists, ophthalmologists and other health professionals to share their insights, clinical pearls, and latest in evidence-based medicine. We invite the Williams Group each year to speak about private practice as well!
CAOS also organizes various special events:
CAOS Kick-Off (Orientation Week event)
OAO Town Hall Meeting
Interview Day– Round robin interviews invites hiring OD’s across Canada
to employ new graduates (every April)
Montreal Trip & CAOS Cups
EyeRecommend Practice Management Talk