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    Notice to all SAO Members and the General Public – Effective December 31, 2016 the Saskatchewan Optometric Foundation was officially dissolved. Should anyone have any questions please contact the Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists office at 306.652.2069 or admin@saosk.ca

    On behalf of the SOF Trustees we thank everyone who supported the SOF over the years.  The Good Fellow contributors will continue to be recognized in the SAO reception area.

    Bill C313 Comes Into Effect 

    Effective July 16, 2017 decorative contact lenses (contacts used to change the look or colour of the eye) are officially regulated as Class ll medical devices in Canada. This means that manufacturers who want to sell decorative contact lenses in Canada must obtain a medical device licence before advertising or selling them. Bill C313, An Act to Amend the Food and Drugs Act, which facilitated the change was enabled in July, 2016.  However, Health Canada gave manufacturers a 12-month transition period to file for Class II medical device licences.  After July 16, manufacturers, importers and distributors selling decorative contact lenses in Canada without a license may face enforcement action.  

    Dr Bob Degelman was recognized as our newest Honorary Member at our CE Program in June, click here to read Dr Degelman speech  he delivered at the Joint Luncheon. Many thanks to Dr Bob for all he has done for optometry in Saskatchewan and his words of encouragement for the future.

    Dr Barry Thienes was recognized as the recipient of the Optometrist of the Year Award.
    Click here to view the article that appeared in the Maple Creek News.
    Click here to view the ad that appeared in the Leader-Post and Star Phoenix

    Dr Jake Kelly was recognized as the recipient of the Young Optometrist of the Year Award . Click here to view the ad that appeared in the Leader-Post.

    Dr Adam FitzPatrick was proclaimed President at our AGM on June 3, 2017 . Click here to view the ad that appeared in the Leader-Post and Star Phoenix.