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    Blue Jumper Ontario, News From the College .............................



    News From the College

    Competition Bureau Article July 26, 2018

    The College of Optometrists of Ontario and the College of Opticians of Ontario firmly believethe internet can be an effective tool for dispensing prescription eyewear, enhancing access and convenience in line with patient demands. Furthermore, the Colleges agree that a free and competitive market for corrective eyewear is in the public interest and are aligned with the Competition Bureau in wanting to ensure that patients have as many options as can be safely provided for in how they access their eye care. To that end both Colleges have already established protocols for Ontario optometrists and opticians using the internet to safely care for their patients.


    Our court action is focused squarely on ensuring Ontario patients receive appropriate eye health care regardless of where they purchase their corrective eyewear, be that online or a physical retail location. There are provincial laws in place in Ontario to protect Ontarians' eye health that require a regulated health professional's involvement in the prescribing and dispensing of corrective lenses. Unfortunately, this is not occurring with the BC-based retailer involved in our claim, which we believe is in violation of the law and putting patients' eye health at risk.


    Rest assured, our Colleges are in no way attempting to prevent online ordering or purchasing of eyewear nor will this court action halt patient access to eyewear online. There are many eyewear retailers in Ontario already using the internet to provide their patients with safe, effective, and affordable eyewear, including refills for contact lenses, in accordance with the provincial laws governing eye health care.

    see all of it:
    http://www.coptont.org/PUBLIC/whatsnew.php

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    What the heck is happening in Ontario? It says the appeal court date was scheduled for September 21, 2018 but no updates have been provided??? Has it been held over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lab Insight View Post

    What the heck is happening in Ontario? It says the appeal court date was scheduled for September 21, 2018 but no updates have been provided??? Has it been held over?

    ......................my research did not find anything at this date.

    Maybe they are just late, ..................or they lost the case again and are in no hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Ryser View Post
    ......................my research did not find anything at this date.

    Maybe they are just late, ..................or they lost the case again and are in no hurry.
    Or maybe they settled quietly in exchange for $$?

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    Redhot Jumper We don't know...............

    Quote Originally Posted by Lab Insight View Post

    Or maybe they settled quietly in exchange for $$?


    We don't know.................and probably never will.

    ...........but we could assume that Ontario is now deregulated and has become a free for all, as BC and Quebec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Ryser View Post
    We don't know.................and probably never will.
    Being public entities funded solely by membership and corporate sponsorship, hiding it would be an impossible feat and would most likely cost both presidents and registrars their seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Ryser View Post
    We don't know.................and probably never will.

    ...........but we could assume that Ontario is now deregulated and has become a free for all, as BC and Quebec.
    I practice in Ontario and the province has NOT been deregulated.

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    Blue Jumper I practice in Ontario and the province has NOT been deregulated......................

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfnorth View Post

    I practice in Ontario and the province has NOT been deregulated.



    Mt error and You are correct...............and I was wrong that this was about deregulation, post instead that it had to do with the court case against Coastal/Clearly which they lost and appealed.


    TORONTO, ONTARIO ( Marketwired - December 14, 2016)

    - In a move to protect Ontario patients, the College of Opticians of Ontario and the College of Optometrists of Ontario have turned to the courts, seeking an injunction that would prohibit Clearly, owned by Essilor Group of Canada Inc. from dispensing prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses online to the Ontario public, without following Ontario legislation.

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