Our Reputation

We extend our deepest thanks to our friends and peers in the industry for their invaluable support in molding a character that aligns with our reputation.

Left to right: Dr. Stan Woo, Director, Waterloo School of Optometry, Mr. Ali Khan, CEO of AOE, MPP, Dawn Gallagher, Ministry of Health, Dr. Mark Eltis, President, College of Optometrists of Ontario, Dr. Langis Michaud, Dean, Montreal School of Optometry


Associations and Officials

Through it's continuing education seminars and fundraising initiatives, the AOE is contributing to excellence in the field and helping make progress toward the goal of eradicating blindness around the world.
The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada

Letter from Prime Minister Stephen Harper
“Twenty-five of dedication to providing eye-health professionals with opportunities to hone their skills, build their networks, and stay informed about developments in their area of expertise.”
Doug Ford
Premiere of Ontario

Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, AOE’s 25th Anniversary - October 2019
It is my pleasure to write you this letter acknowledging the value of the educational programs that you offer to our students and our faculty. Your organization had been providing access to many hours of high quality education, and to renowned experts in their field.
Dr. Langis Michaud
Optometrist, MSc, Dean, University of Montreal School Of Optometry

University of Montreal - Student Program - Dr. Langis Michaud
Having lectured at over 1,000 continuing education conferences over the past 30 years, let us share with you that your conference was the most organized and managed as any we have ever participated. It is so rewarding to us to see our profession prosper, and your conferences seem to amplify this growth.
Dr. Randall Thomas

May you continue to provide exceptional education to various eye care professionals as you work towards improved eye health.
Dr. Will Bouma

Will Bouma, MPP, AOE’s 25th Anniversary - October 2019
I would like to personally thank you for your generous help and efforts in the organization and logistic help for COVD Canada’s inaugural conference. Thank you once again, we consider you a great friend of COVD.
Barry Tannen
President of COVD

College of Optometrists in Vision Development Thank You Letter - September 2016
I commend the Academy for its continued dedication to collaboration between professions, and to build bridges amongst them through education.
Deb Matthews
Minister of Health

Letter from Minister Deb Matthews
Congratulations on 25 years of serving the profession, from the College of Opticians of Ontario
College of Opticians of Ontario

25 Years Recognition from the College of Opticians of Ontario

Student Program

For years, the AOE team have been fundraising and creating innovative ways to bring high caliber education to students at no charge.

Grace Park

This award is an immense help in my abrupt transition into the optical field. I am honoured to be part of such a generous community that supports the upcoming generation of professionals.

Dayana Mokhtarsaadatmand

As an international student, you don’t have the opportunity to get OSAP and the tuitions fees are unbelievable. Managing to pay your tuition fees and being careful with your budget can be challenging and people like you will make it easier for students to get over all these challenges.

Moon-Joo Choi

I had to study while working, but I couldn't work because of COVID, so I had a hard time financially. Thank you for giving me a valuable AOE Opticianry Student Bursary in this difficult situation. I hope I can become a professional optician in the future and help students in the same situation as you did.

Social Media

Your feedback on social media is crucial for us, as it provides valuable insights and helps in continuous improvement.

Magazines & Publications

It is with heartfelt gratitude that we are thankful for being featured in magazines; it's an incredible honor.

Hello Magazine 2005

Margaret Trudea and Ali Khan at the 2nd annual Eye Ball fundraiser.

Hello Magazine Article 2005
Envision Magazine Article
January 2015

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Envision Magazine Article
September 2013

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Envision Magazine Article
January 2013

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